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Google Doodle of Mary Leakey

mary_leakeys_100th_birthday-1026006-hpHappy 100th Birthday to British archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey. Google celebrated her birthday with this doodle.

An article about her legacy via National Geographic and via the Mirror.

An article by the Christian Science Monitor interviewing her son, Phillip Leakey, on her parenting style and growing up at dig sites.

Check out the Leakey Foundation for the work her supporters continue to carry out.

Louise Leakey Featured in MAKE Magazine Video Series

MAKE Magazine‘s new video series “The Elements of Humanity” includes interviews with scientists who share stories about what motivated them to get involved in their profession and what continues to provide inspiration and insight in their work. One of the videos features Louise Leakey, research assistant professor in the Stony Brook U department of anthropology, co-founder of the Turkana Basin Institute, and National Geographic Explorer in Residence. She discusses the potential of Google Earth to dramatically expand the scale of archaeological work. Leakey was also featured in a 2008 TED Talk.


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