Mary Leakey - Quotes

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Theories come and go, but fundamental data always remain the same. ---->>>

Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity. ---->>>

I had never passed a single school exam, and clearly never would. ---->>>

I got too old to live in the bush. You really need to be youngish and healthy, so it seemed stupid to keep going. ---->>>

She stops, pauses, turns to the left to glance at some possible threat or irregularity, and then continues to the north. This motion, so intensely human, transcends time. ---->>>

I quite liked having a baby - I think I won't put it more strongly than that. But I had no intention of allowing motherhood to disrupt my work as an archeologist. ---->>>

No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely. ---->>>

I never felt interpretation was my job. ---->>>

The first money I ever earned was for drawing stone tools.

The first money I ever earned was for drawing stone tools.

I'd rather be in a tent than in a house. ---->>>

I dug things up. I was curious. I liked to draw what I found. ---->>>

You only find what you are looking for, really, if the truth be known. ---->>>

I go once a year to the Serengeti to see the wildebeest migrations because that means a lot to me, but I avoid Olduvai if I can because it is a ruin. It is most depressing. ---->>>

Now this really is something to put on the mantelpiece. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 02-06, 1913
Die: 12-09, 1996
Occupation: Scientist

Mary Leakey (6 February 1913 – 9 December 1996) was a British paleoanthropologist who discovered the first fossilised Proconsul skull, an extinct ape which is now believed to be ancestral to humans. She also discovered the robust Zinjanthropus skull at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, eastern Africa. For much of her career she worked with her husband, Louis Leakey, at Olduvai Gorge, where they uncovered fossils of ancient hominines and the earliest hominins, as well as the stone tools produced by the latter group (wikipedia)