Facts about Louis Leakey

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Louis Leakey was a famous Scientist from United Kingdom, who lived between August 7, 1903 and October 1, 1972. He/she became 69 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Louis.

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Famous quotes by Louis Leakey (23)


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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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!"
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"I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found in early Pleistocene in England"
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"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"
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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"
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"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"
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"I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene"
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"We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai"
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"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"
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"Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult"
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"Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price"
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"I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks"
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"The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years"
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"The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics"
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"The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and how he would like it to be done"
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"To save an animal's life in order that it may suffer indefinitely is something I would never condone"
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"Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could be saved through proper care and nursing"
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"At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated and made a general survey of the overall geology"
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"Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour, we never caught up with it"
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"There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating"
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"South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory, going back to the end of the last century"


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