Google has commemorated the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Mary Leakey, the famous British anthropologists and archeologist, by making a Google doodle. It showed Leakey working on a dig.
Born as Mary Nicol on February 6 in 1913, she changed her name after being married to Louis Leakey in 1936. Her husband was also an anthropologist. She died in December 1996.
Her main workstation was Tanzania’s Olduvai George and her most acclaimed work was the discovery of the skull of an extinct ape known as the first fossilized Proconsul skull. That species is thought to be a predecessor of human beings.
Unlike other archeologists as well as anthropologists, Leakey’s working style was very different. She used to dislike formal education and failed in every exam. She took lessons at University College London by enrolling as an unregistered student.
The doodle pictured her with her two Dalmatians and being surrounded by tools.