Google's Mary Leakey Logo For The Archeologist's 100th Birthday

Feb 6, 2013 • 8:02 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Today on Google worldwide is a special logo for the renowned archaeologist and anthropologist, Mary Leakey. Today is her 100th birthday and Google wants to pay tribute to her contributions to society with this special Google Doodle:

Google's Mary Leakey Logo

Mary Leakey was born today, a hundred years ago, in London, England and died at the age of 83 in Kenya, Africa on December 9, 1996.

Mary is most well known for her discovery of the first fossilized Proconsul skull, an extinct ape now believed to be ancestral to humans. She spent much of her career working side by side with her husband Louis Leakey. Louis died at a younger age in October 1972.

To learn more about Mary Leakey, see her Wikipedia page.

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02/06/2013 01:57 pm

I don't know how but i go onto Google and sometimes completely miss the Doodle. Must be an Asian thing, Lol


02/06/2013 01:58 pm

Ugh, let's hope the Doodles group page isn't filled with angry christians once they realize who Mary Leaky is. "Oh, so you can give a doodle to her on her birthday but nothing for the birthday of the most important person-god-magical dove ever to live and to die to save your souls?!?!"

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