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06/02/1913 British paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey is born

She discovered first fossilised skull of Proconsul, an extinct human ancesor. She also discovered another skull belonging to our extinct relative Zinjanthropus. For much of her career Mary Leakey worked with her husband, Louis Leakey, at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, eastern Africa. They found many fossils as well as the stone tools.


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