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

Overview
Works: 97 works in 267 publications in 3 languages and 7,996 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: GN21.L372, 306.0924
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Most widely held works by Mary D Leakey
Olduvai Gorge by L. S. B Leakey( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olduvai is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world; indeed, the only Middle Pleistocene site of comparable importance is Choukoutien and Olduvai can show deposits far older. The site has produced a mass of material of the highest archaeological and palaeontology importance and in this first of five volumes Dr Leakey and his collaborators make their preliminary reports. The story of the excavations initiated by Dr Leakey in 1951 is well known. Their purpose was to locate and uncover a series of living-floors of early Hand-axe man and, if possible, of the preceding Olduwan culture. The discoveries were of striking and far-reaching importance. They included, besides a mass of tools and artefacts, small animal and human remains and the famous skull of Zinjanthropus boisei, the earliest tool-making man. Against this background Leakey and his collaborators discuss the geological evidence, its relation to the fauna and other fossil evidence, the problems of climatic sequence and the use of potassium-argon dating. The purpose of this volume is to provide a context in which the fossil human remains and the Stone Age cultural sequence at Olduvai can be studied
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 424 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 )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 220 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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 67 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

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

8 editions published in 1971 in English 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 35 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

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

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 32 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 English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olduvai Gorge by Mary D Leakey( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disclosing the past by Mary D Leakey( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of the anthropologist's personal and professional life
Dimple-based pottery from Central Kavirondo, Kenya Colony by Mary D Leakey( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavation of burial mounds in Ngorongoro Crater by Mary D Leakey( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Olduvai Gorge, 1951-61 by L. S. B Leakey( Book )

in 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 7 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 )

5 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 5 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 GorgeThe Leakeys : a biographyThe Leakeys : uncovering the origins of humankind
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