Louis Leakey - Quotes

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I put a bullet into the back of the crocodile's neck just behind the head, thus killing it. If a crocodile is hit in any other part of its anatomy it disappears into the water and is irrecoverable. ---->>>

There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating. ---->>>

I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks. ---->>>

Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour, we never caught up with it. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The majority of people in Angola were not provided with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate, very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves. ---->>>

When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu way of life similar to that of the British at the time the Romans invaded England 2,000 years ago. ---->>>

I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene. ---->>>

The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and how he would like it to be done. ---->>>

The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years. ---->>>

To save an animal's life in order that it may suffer indefinitely is something I would never condone. ---->>>

South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory, going back to the end of the last century. ---->>>

The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics. ---->>>

Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories, as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon. Sometimes they had magic or religious significance. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult. ---->>>

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 felt that in time simple stone tools would be found in early Pleistocene in England. ---->>>

We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai. ---->>>

Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price. ---->>>

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. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 08-07, 1903
Die: 10-01, 1972
Occupation: Scientist