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anthropologist , archaeologist

Mary LEAKEY, British archaeologist. Medal, Geological Society; Medal of Society; Medal of National; Medal, Royal Swedish Academy; Award, Boston 1980. American Association for Arts and Sciences; N.A.S. (United States of America).

Background

Leakey, Mary Douglas was born on February 6, 1913. Daughter of Erskine Edward and Cecilia Marion (Frere) Nicol.

Education

Student private schools. Honorary Doctor of Science, University Witwatersrand, 1968. Honorary Doctor of Science, Western Michigan University, 1980.

Honorary Doctor of Science, University Chicago, 1981. Honorary Doctor of Science, Yale University, 1976. Honorary Doctor of Science, University Cambridge, 1987.

Doctor of Literature (honorary), University Oxford, 1981. Doctor of Literature (honorary), Emory University, 1988. Doctor of Literature (honorary), Massachusetts University, 1988.

Doctor of Literature (honorary), Brown University, 1990. Doctor of Literature (honorary), Columbia University, 1991.

Career

Director of Research, Olduvai Gorge Excavations, Tanzania.

Works

Membership

Member Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (honorary), American Academy Arts and Sciences (associate), National Academy of Sciences (foreign).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Game watching, reading.

Connections

Married Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey in 1936 (died in 1972).

father:
Erskine Edward Nicol

mother:
Cecilia Marion (Frere) Nicol

spouse:
Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey