Mary Leakey, R.I.P. – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The paleontologist Mary Leakey passed away at age 83, this age of death has to be considered impressive. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Mary Leakey and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

British paleoanthropologist who worked for most of her career in the Olduvai Gorge, in eastern Africa, uncovering the tools and fossils of ancient hominines believed to be more than 3.75 million-years-old. She is also known for discovering the Laetoli footprints as well as ifteen new species of other animals, and one new genus.

She found interest in the archaeological items she found in Elie Peyrony’s excavation site.

She discovered the first fossilized Proconsul skull, an extinct ape now believed to be ancestral to humans.

How did Mary Leakey die?

Information about the death of Mary Leakey
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death83 years
BirthdayFebruary 6, 1913
Death dateDecember 9, 1996
Place of deathNairobi, Kenya
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Mary Leakey

"I quite liked having a baby - I think I won't put it more strongly than that. But I had no intention of allowing motherhood to disrupt my work as an archeologist."

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"I'd rather be in a tent than in a house."

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"I never felt interpretation was my job."

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"I had never passed a single school exam, and clearly never would."

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"Theories come and go, but fundamental data always remain the same."

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