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.
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.
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.
To save an animal's life in order that it may suffer indefinitely is something I would never condone.
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.
Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult.
At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated and made a general survey of the overall geology.
I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene.
Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour, we never caught up with it.
The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years.
South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory, going back to the end of the last century.