Richard Leakey

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Birthday
19, 1944
Birthplace
Nairobi, Kenya
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
19, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Nairobi, Kenya

About

Paleontologist who studied human origins in Kenya, Africa. His discovery of a Homo erectus skull in 1975 was one of his most significant.

Before Fame

Both of his parents were archaeologists and raised him and his brothers in Nairobi, which sparked his interest in paleontology.

Trivia

The Turkana Boy, a nearly complete skeleton of a Homo ergaster who died 1.6 million years ago at about age 9–12 was discovered by a member of his team in 1984.

Family Life

He had an older brother named Jonathan and a younger brother named Philip.

Associated With

Louis Leakey is his father.