BY | February 6, 2013

She was one of the renowned archaeologists of her time and Google doodles commemorating Mary Leakey’s 100th birthday has gone viral (quotes, video)

Google doodle has become a very important feature of our daily lives that keeps us reminding of what happened in the past and actually for what the ones being remembered were famous for and their contribution in the society.

To be true, before Google started its Doodle feature occasionally highlighting the birthdays or death anniversaries of important people, these occasions came and passed without a trace or anyone remembering them. But thanks to Google Doodle, we get to remember them and marvel their contribution in our society. And the best thing is the fact that Google has become much more frequent with its doodles. And instead of occasional doodles that we used to see two or three years ago, there is a doodle almost every other day. Another great feature of these doodles is the fact that now these doodles have started appearing in particular geographical location relevant to that particular area alone.

Meanwhile the search giant seems to have got another great doodle for none other than Mary Leakey, on her 100th birthday. The doodle is one of the best that I have seen in recent months and highlights her contribution to the society like never before.

Mary Leakey was born on this date exactly a century ago in London on February 6, 1913. She is known as one of the most renowned archaeologist and anthropologist from the United Kingdom. She is known for her contribution in archaeology particularly in the field of exploring the fossils of the ancient hominines. Her husband Louis Leakey was also a top ranked archaeologists and both undertook several path breaking discoveries together, making the best pair working in the field.

Some Mary Leakey quotes
I dug things up. I was curious. I liked to draw what I found.
Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity.
I had never passed a single school exam, and clearly never would.
I never felt interpretation was my job.
I’d rather be in a tent than in a house.
No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely.

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