Re: Death of Mary Leakey

Susan S. Chin (
Tue, 10 Dec 1996 15:49:23 GMT

Domingo Martinez-Castilla ( wrote:
: Group,
: Please allow me to share with you the news of Mary Leakey's death, aged
: 83. An admirable woman who did not cherish the limelight and just kept
: working in the field for as long as she could. We owe her a great deal
: in our understanding of human origins.

I was really saddened to hear of Mary Leakey's death too. It almost
signals the closing of a chapter in human evolution studies going way way
back... I know her son Richard, daughter-in-law Maeve Leakey are still
practicing paleoanthropologists... But the Leakeys... that always meant
Louis and Mary for me.