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Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey

Authors
  • Gaur, Rajan1
  • 1 Panjab University, Department of Anthropology, Sector 14, Chandigarh, UT, 160 014, India , Chandigarh (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Resonance
Publisher
Springer India
Publication Date
Aug 21, 2015
Volume
20
Issue
8
Pages
667–679
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12045-015-0225-0
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Louis and Mary Leakey are two famous palaeoanthropologists and archaeologists of the twentieth century whose discoveries have had a major influence on our understanding of human evolution. These discoveries were spectacular and brought popular attention to the field of palaeoanthropology, though at times they also courted controversies. Though, debate on the proper interpretation of many of the fossil hominid finds made by them continues even today, no one questions their tremendous contribution to our knowledge about evolution of humankind. This article is focussed on their life and works.

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