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 Marion Blakey - “After months of negotiation and extensive review of key issues, they just aren't moving on the issues at the heart of the negotiations,”
 Richard Leakey - “We think that groups of between 30 and 40 early men would have settled in an area measuring a hundred square kilometers.”
 Richard Leakey - “To investigate the history of man's development, the most important finds are, of course, hominid fossils.”
 Richard Leakey - “The problem is that during the 1980s, a decade of heavy poaching, the elephants retreated to safer areas. And now people have moved into the corridors once used by the elephants.”
 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 - “Scientific innovations continually provide us with new means of analyzing the finds.”
 Richard Leakey - “One should not forget that there are very few surviving items from this period, often just single, small bones, a tooth, a sliver of the skull. Categorizing these pieces can be very difficult.”
 Richard Leakey - “I can't think of any other region in the world which is such a vast source of fossils.”
 Richard Leakey - “Earlier, 100,000 elephants lived in Kenya and we didn't have any noteworthy problem with it. The problem that we have is not that there are now more elephants.”
 Mary Leakey - “Now this really is something to put on the mantelpiece.”
 Mary Leakey - “I'd rather be in a tent than in a house.”
 Mary Leakey - “I never felt interpretation was my job.”
 Mary Leakey - “I had never passed a single school exam, and clearly never would.”
 Mary Leakey - “I dug things up. I was curious. I liked to draw what I found.”
 Louis Leakey - “We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai.”
 Louis Leakey - “We explored about 180 miles of exposures, ranging from a depth of about 300 feet to 50 feet, before we undertook any major digging.”
 Louis Leakey - “We decided to leave a part of each and every excavated area exactly as we had found it, protecting the specimens from rain and excessive sun.”
 Louis Leakey - “Tracing the paintings was often complicated because of high winds and by the difficulties of getting within reach of the paintings.”
 Louis Leakey - “To save an animal's life in order that it may suffer indefinitely is something I would never condone.”
 Louis Leakey - “There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating.”
 Louis Leakey - “The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics.”
 Louis Leakey - “The crocodile was laid stomach upwards to be cut open. The stomach contents included bracelets, beads, necklaces, and indications of human meals.”
 Louis Leakey - “Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult.”
 Louis Leakey - “Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price.”
 Louis Leakey - “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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