The Sediments of Time

The most illuminating parts of The Sediments of Time recount the years Meave Leakey spent hunting for the fossilized remains of our species’ precursors.

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Review of ‘The Sediments of Time’

Attentive readers of Meave Leakey’s masterful memoir, The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past, will learn a few details about her personal life. She was recruited by the great Louis Leakey for paleontological research in Africa in 1965, after sexism prevented her from working as a marine biologist. After completing her Ph.D.,…

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