Louis Leakey Quotes


29 Louis Leakey quotes:



"Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour, we never caught up with it."
"At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated and made a general survey of the overall geology."
"Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not easy people to argue with, and I was not popular because of my criticism of the colonial service in Kenya."
"During our first night in the new camp a number of lions came round to investigate. The lions contented themselves by roaring at us."
"Eloquent testimony to the recovery powers of wild animals frequently becomes apparent from the study of skeletons housed in museums."
"Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could be saved through proper care and nursing."
"I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found in early Pleistocene in England."
"I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks."
"I held a research fellowship at St. John's College, Cambridge, and had been allowed to retain my rooms there while I was away in Africa."
"I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene."
"I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front of me and put my foot on it to cross over. At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen!"
"I withdrew my support for the validity of the evidence for early Pleistocene Stone Age tools in Europe on the grounds of not proven."
"Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price."
"Our water hole at the camp was little more than a liquid, muddy swamp, in which a rhino wallowed daily and added urine to the puddle."
"Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult."
"Sometime during the many millions of years that have elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence, some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America."
"South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory, going back to the end of the last century."
"The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and how he would like it to be done."
"The crocodile was laid stomach upwards to be cut open. The stomach contents included bracelets, beads, necklaces, and indications of human meals."
"The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics."



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