Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey

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Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey

Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (1903–1972), Kenyan paleoanthropologist and archaeologist of British descent. Leakey was married to paleontologist Mary Leakey (1913–1996, née Nicol) and father of botanist Colin Leakey (1933–2018), palaeoanthropologist Jonathan Leakey (born 1940) and palaeoanthropologist Richard Leakey (born 1944).

Author abbreviation: L. S. B. Leakey

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  • Leakey, L.S.B. 1965. Olduvai Gorge, 1951–1961. Volume I. A preliminary report on the geology and fauna. Cambridge University Press. Reference page

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