Meave Leakey

Legacy of the Leakeys

Generations of women have explored our world with the National Geographic Society, and three generations of women explorers from the Leakey family have brought the history of the world to our community. In 1978, Mary Leakey and her team left a ...

Meave Leakey and Nainoa Thompson to Receive Hubbard Medal, National Geographic’s Highest Honor: Paleoanthropologist Lee Berger and Nepali Mountaineer Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita Will Also Be Recognized at 2016 National Geographic Explorer Awards

On Thursday, June 16, an extraordinary group of individuals will be honored by the National Geographic Society at the 2016 Explorer Awards, presented by Rolex. Meave Leakey and Nainoa Thompson will receive the National Geographic Society’s oldest and most prestigious honor, ...