leakey leakey  /ˈli ki/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)
  2. (n) English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
  3. (n) English paleontologist whose account of fossil discoveries in Tanzania changed theories of human evolution (1903-1972)

Usage(s):

  • The leakey family again finds itself back in a familiar place: the headlines.

News

  • Marula -The Leakey Collection To Launch on ShopNBC

    Marula – The Leakey Collection, a new standard bearer of high-quality, sustainable and fair trade skincare, will enter the television shopping retail category with a June 17th launch on ShopNBC ( http://www.shopnbc.com ) (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10836850.htm
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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