Fossil Hominids: Scientists
- Eugene Dubois
Dubois discovered Java Man, the first Homo
erectus fossil ever found.
- Raymond Dart
Dart discovered the first australopithecine fossil in South
Africa in 1924, and many others in the 1940's and 50's.
- Davidson Black
Black was responsible for the discovery of the Peking Man skulls before his
- Robert Broom
Broom was responsible for many of the early australopithecine
discoveries in South Africa.
- Louis Leakey
Leakey's lifelong passion for African prehistory was eventually
rewarded with the discoveries of A. boisei and H. habilis.
- Mary Leakey
Although she worked for decades with her husband Louis, Mary Leakey was
a highly respected scientist in her own right, responsible for such
finds as the Laetoli footprints.
- Richard Leakey
Leakey has been responsible for the discovery of a wealth of
hominid material, such as the fossils ER
1470 and WT 15000 from Kenya.
- Donald Johanson
Johanson has discovered many important hominid fossils, especially in
Ethiopia, the most famous one being the partial skeleton Lucy.
This page is part of the Fossil Hominids FAQ at the talk.origins Archive.
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