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Mary Leakey Doodle Hits The Rest Of The World

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Mary Leakey Doodle Hits The Rest Of The World
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Yesterday, as the day had already changed in some parts of the world, Google began showing a doodle honoring the 100th birthday of archaeologist Mary Leakey. Now that it is February 6th in the rest of the world, other countries can now see the doodle.

Mary Leakey was an archaeologist and anthropologist from Britain, who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul (extinct ape believed to be ancestral to humans) skull. She also discovered the Zinjanthropus (Paranthropus, a genus of extinct hominins) skull.

She was born on this day in 1913, and died at the age of 83 in 1996. She attended University College London, was married to Louis Leakey, and had three children: Richard Leakey, Philip Leakey, and Jonathan Leakey.

Google has run several other doodles this week in different countries, including one for the Canadian penny in Canada, Sri Lanka Independence Day in Sri Lanka, Josef Kajetán Tyl in the Czech Republic, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo in Mexico.

Mary Leakey Doodle Hits The Rest Of The World
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