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Louis Leakey Centennial Tribute

CHICAGO Who are we and where did we come from? In the quest to answer these fundamental questions about human origins, no one has had a greater or more lasting impact than Louis Leakey (1903-1972). In the 1930s, the patriarch of the renowned fossil-hunting family launched an intensive search for human ancestors in Africa and spearheaded the interdisciplinary approach to studying the birth and development of the human species.

Now, dozens of the world's leading anthropologists, geologists, biologists and evolutionary scientists including Meave and Louise Leakey will mark the 100th anniversary of Louis Leakey's birth at a two-day Centennial Tribute presented by The Leakey Foundation and held at The Field Museum Oct. 10-11. As well as tracing the Leakey legacy, this remarkable weekend will also review the latest discoveries and current thinking in the dynamic field of human origins.

"This two-day meeting will bring together so many leading authorities in the field of human origins that it is definitely the most impressive line-up that I have seen in my entire career," says Robert D. Martin, PhD, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at The Field Museum. "The program will provide a fitting tribute to the outstanding achievements of Louis Leakey and his wife Mary, while at the same time providing a unique overview of current developments across the board. I am delighted that Meave and Louise will be participating to underscore the major contributions made by the entire Leakey family."

In conjunction with the Centennial Tribute, some of the participating scientists will visit Chicago area schools to discuss careers in science, fieldwork, research methods and conservation. True to Louis Leakey's wide-ranging approach to studying human origins which combined his interest and expertise in fossils, art, animal behavior, ethnography and conservation the Centennial Tribute will gather experts in a variety of fields, including paleoanthrop
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Contact: Greg Borzo
gborzo@fieldmuseum.org
312-665-7106
Field Museum
18-Sep-2003


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