Louis Leakey Quotes


29 Louis Leakey quotes:



"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."
"The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and how he would like it to be done."
"Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour, we never caught up with it."
"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!"
"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."
"At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated and made a general survey of the overall geology."
"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 kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene."
"The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years."
"The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose."
"We explored about 180 miles of exposures, ranging from a depth of about 300 feet to 50 feet, before we undertook any major digging."
"We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai."
"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."
"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."
"Eloquent testimony to the recovery powers of wild animals frequently becomes apparent from the study of skeletons housed in museums."
"Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult."
"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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