Topic: Olduvai Gorge
Mary Leakey 100th birthday: Her son, Philip Leakey, who learned to walk at a dig site, discusses the scientist's adventuresome parenting style. A bio about Mary Leakey might tell modern moms as much as any parenting advice book.
Mary Leakey, the famed archaeologist and paleoanthropologist, was born 100 years ago today.
Our apelike forbears shared East Africa with lots of other hominid species, according to an analysis of fossils discovered in northern Kenya.