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  • Louis Leakey Research Paper

    Louis Leakey is one of the most influential men in the world. He is a well-known white archeologist from Africa. Louis Leakey did a lot of things for Africa historically. Also Leakey won an award from a museum and organized an important event. He is an interesting person to talk about from his accomplishments to his personal life. Without Louis Leakey’s impact how would have our history turned out? Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey was born on August 7th, 1903. He was raised in Kabete—small tribe in Kenya—nine miles from the city of Nairobi. His parents Harry and Mary Leakey were white missionaries, giving birth to the first white baby in Kebete. Harry, Mary, and Louis belonged to a tribe called Kikuyu. “He played with Africans, learned to hunt, spoke Kikuyu as frequently as English and was initiated as a member of the Kikuyu tribe”2. He learned the Kikuyu language before he learned to speak English. At first he interested in ornithology—the study of birds. As a 13-year-old teenager, had already had a passion for prehistory. While growing up in a place like Africa—Louis had grown a fascination for prehistory. Dr. Leakey…

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  • Paranthropus Boisei Essay

    Paranthropus boisei was an early hominin and lived in East Africa. The dates range from 2.3 to 1.2 million years ago. Paleoanthropologists actually found the first fossils of Paranthropus boisei in 1955. (what does it mean to be human) However, not until anthropologist Mary Leakey discovered the well-preserved cranium OH5 at Olduvas Gorge, Tanzania in 1959. It was dated to 1.75 millions of year. Mary Leakey and her husband Louis Leakey classed the specimen as Zinjanthropus. Later on, Louis…

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  • Dian Fossey: Dignity Of The Gorilla

    you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people.” ("Women Who Changed") Dian Fossey found out more than the gorillas' habits. In the 1980's Dian Fossey went to Rwanda to study gorillas with the help of Dr. Louis Leakey. When she was studying them she found that the gorillas were being decimated by poachers. Born on January 16, 1932 in San Francisco, California, Dian Fossey loved animals from the beginning. (“Dian Fossey”) When she was in high school she was on a…

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  • Human Origin Research Paper

    There are many definitions of the word story, but one definition in particular fits the topic of human origins perfectly; a narration of the events in the life of a person or the existence of a thing, or such events as a subject for narration. The story of human origin and the creation of human nature is a difficult story to tell, created by miniscule pieces of evidence and guesswork through paleoanthropology, and advances in the ability to look at and study DNA. Exactly where we came from and…

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  • Essay On Dian Fossey

    started horseback riding lessons and fell in love with the horses. She attended the University of California, until the challenge of physics and chemistry made her want to try something else. That’s when she attended San Jose State College and graduate in 1954 with a degree in occupational therapy. After graduation, Dian moved to Louisville, Kentucky where she was given the job as Director of the Therapy department at Kosair Crippled Children Hospital. She loved her job and working with children…

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  • Personal Statement Of Experiencing Computer Science And Math

    I volunteered as a tutor at Saint Mary 's bridge Home through the PULSE program this year. Working with a population of disenfranchised youth at Saint mary 's center taught me one key lesson that I would like to bring to the Student Technology Specialist position; Computer Science and Math is for everyone. No matter who it is or what type of school system they have been subjected to, If you have a passion you can lean. Wrestling with STEM study alongside these children taught me the only thing…

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  • Virgin And Child Enthroned And The Crucifixion Analysis

    the middle of the East and West. Many people might traveled from Europe to China for the variety of raw materials, such as silk. Therefore, Jerusalem can be the city with many different beliefs, cultures and products. For example, Virgin and Child Enthroned and the Crucifixion painting, and the wool material, Piece of Carpet with Geometric Design, shows that Jerusalem is a significant city of the Silk Road. The painting, Virgin and Child Enthroned and the Crucifixion, was painted around ca.…

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  • Rhetorical Ethos In Elizabeth Browning's Pleading Letter To Napoleon III?

    In Elizabeth Browning’s pleading letter to Napoleon III, Elizabeth uses many rhetorical devices in order to convince the Emperor of France to pardon Hugo. She flatters His Majesty Napoleon III in an attempt to win his goodwill. Second, she uses syntax in order to create an intelligent letter. Finally, she thoroughly explains her purposes to Napoleon. Thus using flattery, syntax, and logos, Browning was able to effectively persuade Napoleon III to pardon Hugo,had of course he sent the letter.…

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  • St. Anne Constructing The Virgin Analysis

    It is interesting to note that, included in the set of Suffrages as the very first prayer is an illustration devoted to St. Anne in St. Anne Instructing the Virgin (Fol. 13). It is no accident that the first suffrage in this prayer book is dedicated to the saint with the same name as the patron; certainly, this primary position was deliberately chosen, indicating the particular devotion to this saint that Anne de Bretagne had. The inclusion of St. Anne is not only significant because of the…

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  • Bernal Diaz's The Conquest Of New Spain: Analysis

    are supporters or caretakers to the Spaniards. At one point Diaz talks about the soldier’s mood lifting when natives helping the soldiers, “brought us four Indian women who were good for grinding maize for bread”(Diaz, 345). This is the only type of recognition of most women in Diaz’s narrative. Only Dona Marina gets individual or extensive attention. Dona Marina seems to fill a type of “Virgin Mary” role in the conquest. In the Catholic Bible, Mary is the only woman who has never sinned; this…

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