Anthropology Paleontology

Daisy Rosas Alarcon


Anthropology-the comparative study of human societies and cultures and their development.

Paleontology-the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall was born on april 3, 1934. She wrote many books one of some of the books she wrote is in the shadow of man in 1946. In july 1960, at the age of 26 she traveled from England to what is now Tanzania with nothing more but a notebook and a pair of binoculars.Today Jane Goodall Institute works to protect the famous chimpanzees of Gombe National Park.

Mary Leakey

Mary Leakey was born February 6, 1913 in London. She married Louis Leakey and the pair soon became one of science's best-known husband-wife teams. Among several prominent archaelogical and anthropological discoveries of bones and fossils. Her husband died and she kept working after his death. she would find truly remarkable fossils and skulls that no one else could find.Mary Douglas Leakey was a paleoanthropologist who is best known for making several prominent archaeological and anthropological discoveries a number of fossils in Africa, which significantly advanced scientific knowledge of the origins of humankind.

Raymond Dart

Raymond Dart was born February 4, 1993 and died November 22,1988.

In 1924, the fossilized skull of a child, half-ape, half-human. In 1923, Dart and his wife Dora traveled from Britain to South Africa, where Dart was to take up a new post.

Dart wished to establish an anatomical museum in his new department of fossils and skulls.He would study skulls and fossils in east Africa.


Archaeology and anthropology together encompass the study of humankind from the origins of the human species to the present day. Both disciplines have a long history: archaeology grew from 18th-century antiquarianism, while anthropology began even earlier in the first days of colonial encounter. Today both subjects involve a range of sophisticated approaches shared with the arts, social sciences and physical sciences.