National Geographic : 1983 Jul
Tanzania's Stone Age Art By MARY D. LEAKEY Photographs by JOHN READER IN TANZANIA'S remote central plateau region, a vast gallery of superb prehistoric art adorns clifffaces and rock outcroppings, above. The author, Dr. Mary D. Leakey, distinguished anthropologist and artist,first saw the paintings nearly 50 years ago with her late husband, Dr. Louis S. B. Leakey. She later made meticulous tracings of many of the scenes, right. The stylized human figures and remarkably realistic animals attest to the unknown painters' skill and artistry.