Leakey

Leakey
noun
1. 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)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑paleontologist, ↑palaeontologist, ↑fossilist, ↑anthropologist
2. English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑paleontologist, ↑palaeontologist, ↑fossilist, ↑anthropologist
3. English paleontologist whose account of fossil discoveries in Tanzania changed theories of human evolution (1903-1972)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑paleontologist, ↑palaeontologist, ↑fossilist, ↑anthropologist

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  • Leakey — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Mary Leakey (1913–1996), Paläoanthropologin Ehefrau von Louis Leakey Louis Leakey (1903–1972), Paläoanthropologe Ehemann von Mary Leakey Jonathan Leakey (* 1940), Paläoanthropologe Sohn von Mary und Louis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Leakey — es una dinastía de investigadores, arqueólogos, antropólogos y, especialmente paleontólogos, naturales de Kenia, descendientes de colonos de raza blanca: Louis Leakey es el fundador y patriarca de la familia, famoso investigador que revolucionó… …   Wikipedia Español

  • LEAKEY (M. D.) — Mary Douglas LEAKEY 1913 1996 De citoyenneté britannique, Mary Douglas Leakey est l’une des grandes figures de l’archéologie et de la préhistoire africaines. Elle consacra toute sa vie à la recherche des origines de l’homme en Afrique orientale,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Leakey —   [ liːkɪ],    1) Louis Seymour Bazett, kenianischer Paläontologe und Prähistoriker britischer Abkunft, * Kabete (bei Nairobi) 7. 8. 1903, ✝ London 1. 10. 1972, Ȋ mit 2), Vater von 3); entdeckte 1932 bei Kanam und Kanjera primitive Steinwerkzeuge …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Leakey — Leakey, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 387 Housing Units (2000): 211 Land area (2000): 0.556992 sq. miles (1.442603 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.556992 sq. miles (1.442603 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Leakey, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 387 Housing Units (2000): 211 Land area (2000): 0.556992 sq. miles (1.442603 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.556992 sq. miles (1.442603 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Leakey — Leakey, Louis Seymour Bazet …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Leakey — (Louis Seymour Bazett) (1903 1972) paléontologiste anglais. Il découvrit (1959) en Tanzanie le zinjanthrope …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Leakey — (izg. lȋki), Louis Seymour Bazett (1903 1972) DEFINICIJA kenijsko britanski arheolog i antropolog; zajedno sa suprugom Mary pronašao u I Africi ostatke najstarijih predaka čovjeka i majmuna …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Leakey — [lē′kē] 1. Louis (Seymour Bazett) 1903 72; Brit. paleontologist, born in Kenya 2. Mary (Douglas) 1913 96; Brit. paleontologist: wife of Louis …   English World dictionary

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