Mary Leakey Honored With Google Doodle

    February 5, 2013
    Chris Crum

Mary Leakey is being honored with a Google doodle in parts of the world where it is already February 6th (like Australia).

Leakey was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, 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.

Leakey was born on February 6, 1913, which obviously, makes this her 100th birthday. She died in 1996 at the age of 83. Here’s a look at Google’s Knowledge Panel for Leakey:

Mary Leakey

Simon Rüger shared this doodle video with us:

Google has run a number of other doodles already this week in different parts of the world. There were at least four on Monday, including the Canadian penny, Sri Lanka Independence Day, Josef Kajetán Tyl and Manuel Álvarez Bravo.


Chris Crum
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