Meave Leakey

1942 - Today

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Meave G. Leakey (born Meave Epps; 28 July 1942) is a British palaeoanthropologist. She works at Stony Brook University and is co-ordinator of Plio-Pleistocene research at the Turkana Basin Institute. She studies early hominid evolution and has done extensive field research in the Turkana Basin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meave Leakey has received more than 136,027 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Meave Leakey is the 114th most popular archaeologist (up from 115th in 2019), the 3,961st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 4,147th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Archaeologist.

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Meave Leakeys by language

Over the past year Meave Leakey has had the most page views in the with 11,381 views, followed by Spanish (2,248), and German (1,401). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (93.83%), Simple English (50.22%), and Hebrew (42.32%)


Among archaeologists, Meave Leakey ranks 114 out of 151Before her are Rudolf Wagner, Lewis Binford, Anne Stine Ingstad, Mortimer Wheeler, Spyridon Marinatos, and Franz Weidenreich. After her are Ekrem Akurgal, Robert T. Bakker, Zakaria Goneim, Grafton Elliot Smith, Klaus Schmidt, and Carl Blegen.

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Among people born in 1942, Meave Leakey ranks 513Before her are Joanna Pettet, Petar Kirov, Philippe Gondet, Néstor Togneri, Michael Giles, and Klaus Beer. After her are Christine Darden, Bernard Darniche, Shere Hite, Gennady Logofet, Arrigo Miglio, and Salim Ahmed Salim.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Meave Leakey ranks 3,961 out of 8,785Before her are Liam Howlett (1971), Edward Carpenter (1844), Henry Liddell (1811), Michael Giles (1942), Charles Howard Hinton (1853), and John André (1750). After her are Abdalqadir as-Sufi (1930), Isaac Roberts (1829), Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer (1857), Horace Lamb (1849), William Powell Frith (1819), and Gerald Finzi (1901).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among archaeologists born in United Kingdom, Meave Leakey ranks 23Before her are John O. Westwood (1805), James Mellaart (1925), E. A. Wallis Budge (1857), James Prinsep (1799), Colin Groves (1942), and Mortimer Wheeler (1890). After her are John Beazley (1885), Dorothea Bate (1878), James Quibell (1867), Arthur Surridge Hunt (1871), John M. Allegro (1923), and Grahame Clark (1907).