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Leakey, Mary D. (Mary Douglas) 1913-1996

Overview
Works: 113 works in 306 publications in 4 languages and 8,343 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Biography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree
Classifications: GN21.L372, 306.0924
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Olduvai Gorge by L. S. B Leakey( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Olduvai Gorge in northern Tanzania natural erosion exposed a series of superimposed geological beds containing rich artefacts and fossil assemblages spanning the last 1.8 million years. The site is famous for the excavations conducted there since 1951 under the direction of Mary Leakey and her husband. This book records the archaeological finds in the upper part of the Olduvai Gorge sequence, covering the period 1.2 to 0.4 million years ago, and includes artefacts and faunal remains excavated from sites in Beds III, IV and the Masek Beds. Mary Leakey's analysis is supported by chapters from other authors summarising the geological background and providing detailed analyses of the manufacture and use of tools found on the site
Africa's vanishing art : the rock paintings of Tanzania by Mary D Leakey( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tanzanian rock paintings, perhaps initiated as far back as 29,000 years ago are clear and fascinating portrayals of human life in the Stone Age. The artists drew hunting scenes depicting lions and elephants, they showed rhinoceroses pursuing each other in courtship, people bathing, even tribesmen arguing over a young girl. Sadly, the art of these Tanzanian rock shelters is vanishing fast. Rain and wind have taken their toll, aided by vandalism. But a lasting record remains, created by Mary Leakey who, with her husband Louis, in the early 1950s, painstakingly traced the paintings of 186 rock shelters and then recreated the paintings in their original colors. A selection of these unique works of art is published here for the first time, with detailed captions by Mary Leakey, giving the background to each painting and exploring its significance in terms of our present knowledge of prehistoric man. -- From publisher's description
Laetoli, A Pliocene site in northern Tanzania( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations at the Njoro River Cave; stone age cremated burials in Kenya Colony by Mary D Leakey( Book )

10 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olduvai Gorge; volume 3, excavations in beds I and II, 1960-1963 by Mary D Leakey( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations in beds I and II, 1960-1963 by Mary D Leakey( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some string figures from North East Angola by Mary D Leakey( Book )

14 editions published in 1949 in English and Portuguese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of "Some string figures from north east Angola" by Mary D Leakey( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of man : some questions and answers in African archaeology and primatology( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations in beds III, IV and the Masek beds, 1968-1971 by Mary D Leakey( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimple-based pottery from Central Kavirondo, Kenya Colony by Mary D Leakey( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olduvai Gorge by Mary D Leakey( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disclosing the past by Mary D Leakey( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of the anthropologist's personal and professional life
Excavation of burial mounds in Ngorongoro Crater by Mary D Leakey( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olduvai Gorge by Mary D Leakey( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olduvai Gorge : my search for early man by Mary D Leakey( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four million years of hominid evolution in Africa papers in honour of Dr. Mary Douglas Leakey's outstanding contribution in palaeoanthropology( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in German and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olduvai Gorge by Mary D Leakey( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olduvai Gorge by L. S. B Leakey( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 15 August 1959 Dr L. S. B. Leakey announced the discovery, in the lowest level of Olduvai Gorge, of a new and beautifully preserved fossil cranium of a hominid, which he tentatively named Zinjanthropus boisei. For this second volume, Professor Tobias has undertaken a definitive analysis of the cranium. This is a most comprehensive study to be made on a hominid skull belonging to the early and mid-Pleistocene group of australopithecines. The fossilised skull provides a wealth of information on taxonomic status, way of life and age at death. To evaluate Zinjanthropus fully, the author has reviewed in detail the cranial and dental anatomy of all australopithecines from Tanzania and South Africa and has placed on record much valuable information about the group as a whole
Report on the excavations at Hyrax Hill, Nakuru, Kenya Colony, 1937-1938 by Mary D Leakey( Book )

6 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Olduvai Gorge Excavations in beds III, IV and the Masek beds, 1968-1971 Olduvai Gorge Olduvai Gorge Olduvai Gorge
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Olduvai Gorge; volume 3, excavations in beds I and II, 1960-1963Excavations in beds III, IV and the Masek beds, 1968-1971Olduvai GorgeOlduvai GorgeOlduvai GorgeOlduvai GorgeThe Leakeys : a biography
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