Louis B. Leakey once said, "Theories on prehistory and early man constantly change as new evidence comes to light." Discoveries by Leakey and his wife, Mary, resulted in some of the most important changes in our understanding of early human development. Some new ideas are so dramatic that they force us to adjust our view of the world. When this happens we say that a paradigm shift has occurred. As you will see in this activity, discoveries by the Leakey family continue to cause paradigm shifts.
Destination Title: The Leakey Foundation
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Start at the Leakey Foundation Web site.
- Click on News & Events and then News Articles & Press Releases.
- Scroll down to "Kenyan Fossil Finds Throw New Light on Human Evolution" and click on Read More.
- Read the article, taking notes as you go. Also click on and read related articles.
After you have read the article, answer the following questions.