Louis Leakey

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An archaeologist who worked in establishing man's development in Africa.

Born in 1903, he studied at Cambridge, graduating in 1926. He discovered several human and proto-human skeletons or partial skeletons at Olduvai Gorge and Rusinga Island, firmly outlining man's early ancestral tree.

Louis Leakey died of a heart attack in 1972 at the age of 69.