Meave Leakey To Lecture At
California Academy Of Sciences
SAN FRANCISCO (May 1999) -- On Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m., Bay Area
residents will have a rare opportunity to learn about the mysteries of
human origins from a member of the most celebrated and accomplished family
in the fossil finding profession. In an unusual North American appearance,
Dr. Meave Leakey, wife of Dr. Richard Leakey, will discuss her research
in a talk entitled "The Search and Discovery of our Earliest Ancestors."
The lecture will complement the Academy's blockbuster summer exhibit Missing
Links-Alive!, considered the most comprehensive natural exhibit ever
"We are simply thrilled to host Dr. Leakey," said Dr. Patrick
Kociolek, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences. "Her
research has shed light on some of the most fundamental mysteries of human
evolution and she has demonstrated remarkable leadership in a very complex
field of study."
Dr. Leakey's research has focused on fossils recovered from the long-term
field work in the Turkana basin and includes the evolution of monkeys,
apes, carnivores, and mammalian faunas. Dr. Meave Leakey and her husband,
Dr. Richard Leakey, served on the Scientific Advisory Board for the creation
of Missing Links-Alive! Meave Leakey is currently the Head of the
Paleontology Division at the National Museums of Kenya.
Missing Links-Alive! closes September 6, 1999.