English woman thatvia adoctorate inzoology andprimatestudies atTigoniPrimate Research Centre,administeredby LouisLeakey,metRichard Leakeyandwas invited to participatein the thennewlyopenedexcavations atLakeTurkana.This led to theweddingin 1970. During25years of workatKoobiFora there were a series ofstartlingdiscoveries madethat castfurther light onearly humanhistory.Amongthe finds wasincluded anewly discovered species,Australopithecus anamensis,1994. 2001an important discovery was madewiththe findingofKenyanthropus, whichafterthe customaryacademicexaminations withinthe scientific communityfinally wasrecognizedas a representative ofa new genusofhominids.Itbasically meantthat there are severalcandidates forwhich speciesis man'soriginal.
In otherwords, the humandevelopment is nota line, rathera treewith many branchesand shoots.How the differentfindingsare linkeddarenolongerscholarsemphaticallyassert.
The reprimand onthe academicprestige isprobably one of Meave'sgreatest contribution toarcheology.