Richard Leakey

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Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone. One has to have the original to work with. It is a life-long task.

Richard Leakey

To investigate the history of man's development, the most important finds are, of course, hominid fossils.

Richard Leakey

It is virtually impossible to control Northern Kenya, which is populated chiefly by migrant nomads.

Richard Leakey

I, too, am convinced that our ancestors came from Africa.

Richard Leakey

Baboons, for example, live on the ground as well as in the trees, where they try to get hold of birds' eggs. What counts is the right balance.

Richard Leakey

The land is not in the least bit fertile and yet the cattle herds grow larger and larger. A cow represents capital investment here.

Richard Leakey

Primates need good nutrition, to begin with. Not only fruits and plants, but insects as well.

Richard Leakey

We hope to find more pieces of the puzzle which will shed light on the connection between this upright, walking ape, our early ancestor, and modern man.

Richard Leakey

Scientific innovations continually provide us with new means of analyzing the finds.

Richard Leakey

Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance.

Richard Leakey

Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch, I wouldn't like to say. Perhaps it happened in North Africa or further west, but Africa was definitely the place.

Richard Leakey

I can't think of any other region in the world which is such a vast source of fossils.

Richard Leakey

A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. The discussions or controversies are endless. Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers together to exchange their experiences and knowledge.

Richard Leakey