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Mary Leakey

Mary Leakey About British paleoanthropologist who worked for most of her career in the Olduvai Gorge, in eastern Africa, uncovering the tools and fossils of ancient hominines believed to be more than 3.75 million-years-old. She is also known for discovering the Laetoli footprints as well as ifteen new species of other animals, and one new …

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Mary Anning

Mary Anning About Fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist famous for discovering the fossils of the first Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaurus. Other Informations As a child, she was being held by three woman when lightning struck a tree nearby, killing the three woman. She survived after being soaked in hot bath water. She was inducted into the …

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Zeresenay Alemseged

Zeresenay Alemseged About Paleoanthropologist and Chair of the Anthropology Department at the California Academy of Sciences who is known for discovering “Lucy’s child”, which is the almost-complete fossilized remains of a 3.3 million year old child. His discovery was a watershed moment in our understanding of human and pre-human evolution. Other Informations He was initially …

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Sue Hendrickson

Sue Hendrickson About American paleontologist who gained national fame in 1990 for discovering Tyrannosaurus rex bones in South Dakota. The skeleton was named “Sue” in her honor. Other Informations She was interested in scuba diving before studying marine biology at the University of Washington. She earned special honors at the Glamour Woman of the Year …

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Jack Horner

Jack Horner About American paleontologist who discovered Maiasaura, which is the evidence that some dinosaurs cared for their young. He also worked as the technical advisor for the Jurassic Park films. Other Informations He found his first dinosaur bone at the age of eight and later studied geology and zoology at the University of Montana …

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Walter W. Granger

Walter W. Granger About Paleontologist and fossil hunter who collected specimens from around the U.S., as well as China and Mongolia. He was also the president of the prestigious Explorers Club during the 1930’s. Other Informations Developing a childhood interest in taxidermy, he got a job with the American Museum of Natural History in New …

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Trevor Valle

Trevor Valle About A paleontologist and a featured expert on several science-themed television specials, he is perhaps best known for hosting Mammoths Unearthed on the National Geographic Channel. He also appeared in the 2013 documentary Titans of the Ice Age and in the 2010-2011 series Life After People. Other Informations He began his paleontological career …

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Neil Shubin

Neil Shubin About Paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and TV show host best known for discoveries like that of the prehistoric fish known as the tiktaalik roseae. He has also served as the host of the PBS show Your Inner Fish. Other Informations He earned his PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary biology from Harvard University. He appeared …

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Gregory S. Paul

Gregory S. Paul About American paleontologist and illustator most famous as an adviser on programs like the TV series “Dinosapien.” He is renowned for his vivid illustrations of dinosaurs, which have appeared in more than one hundred books on the subject. Other Informations He began working as a researcher and illustrator at Johns Hopkins University …

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George Gaylord Simpson

George Gaylord Simpson About Paleontologist who influenced Modern Synthesis, which played a major role in creating a recognized account of evolution. He was also the Curator of the Department of Geology and Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History from 1945 to 1959. Other Informations He began his career publishing academic papers about fossils …

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Donald Johanson

Donald Johanson About Chicago-born paleoanthropologist who was part of the team that, in 1974, discovered the “Lucy,” a hominid australopithecine fossil in Ethiopia. He also founded the Institute of Human Origins in Berkeley, California in 1981. Other Informations He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and later received his Ph.D. from the University …

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Charles Emerson Beecher

Charles Emerson Beecher About Paleontologist known for his study of specimens found at Beecher’s Trilobite Bed, a sedimentary deposit in Oneida County, New York. He was also a prolific writer who wrote several major publications, music texts, and anti-slavery tracts Other Informations He attended the University of Michigan, where he got his B.S. degree in …