Anthropology and Paleantology

3 Great Biologists

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is a Biologist who studies modern primates and observes their behaviors. She was born April 3, 1934. She is from London, England. She ha always shown an interest in primates like chimpanzees. She journeys all over the world to study them. When she was young, a friend invited her to South Kinangop, Kenya. Louis Leakey invited her to a dig and introduced her to anthropology. She fell in love with it and did it for her whole life up to this point.,. N. p., 2015. Web. 1 Sept. 2015.

Mary Leakey

Mary Leakey was a paleoanthropologist who was born in 1913. She was 83 when she died in 1996. She was from London, England. She was married to mark Leakey; also an anthropologist. They played a big part in the advances in the study of human evolution. They studied together and were a well known couple by the science community. Her first big discovery was a partial skull of a Proconsul Africanus; an early relative of apes and humans which later developed into two distinct species. She also helped discover Australopithecus Boisei; a human-like creature with a small brain and massive teeth and jaws with muscles so large they needed to be anchored to a ridge on top of the skull.,. N. p., 2015. Web. 2 Sept. 2015

Raymond Dart

Raymond dart was born in 1893 in Queensland, Australia, and died in 1988. He was a South - African Anotomist and a paleoanthropologist. Dart discovered a primate skull which he described as an intermediate between apes and humans. In 1922, he became a proffessor in anatomy too. Some of the fossils he found were contained in limestone and took him months to uncover the fossils. While studying in the North West Province of South Africa, he discovered a skullcap of a primate that precisely fir over a brain cast sticking out of the ground. After about a month of chipping away, he eventually uncovered the whole skull. It was the first australopithecine specimen ever found. He named it Australopithecus Africanus.("Southern Ape of Africa"). He was one of the first to asserrt that human evolution began in africa, and others now believe he was right.,. 'Raymond Dart - Biography'. N. p., 2015. Web. 3 Sept. 2015.