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Q&A: Dr. Richard Leakey

Timehost: Welcome to our TIME chat this morning Our guest is Richard Leakey, paleoanthropologist and environmentalist. He has received worldwide attention for...

Kenya's New Fireman

The mercurial relationship between Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi and renowned paleoanthropologist and wildlife advocate Richard Leakey has transfixed Kenyans...

Richard The Lionhearted

Proper appreciation of Richard Leakey's career requires a course in ballistics. Since he brashly launched his first expedition in search of human fossils in 1964...

Science: Treasure on the Nariokotome

Paleoanthropologists uncover the remains of a strapping hominid The find initially seemed unimpressive. Kamoya Kimeu, head of Anthropologist Richard Leakey's...

Books: Living Fossils

THE MAKING OF MANKIND by Richard E. Leakey Button; 256 pages; $24.95 Anthropologist Richard Leakey opens his tour d'horizon by describing some of his own...

A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 7, 1977

The querulous-looking fellow crouching next to Anthropologist Richard Leakey on our cover this week is Homo habilis, a 2-million-year-old hominid who was one...

Puzzling Out Man's Ascent

It is one of the least hospitable places on earth. A steady wind moans over the crocodiles basking on the banks of blue-green Lake Turkana and flattens the...

The Hassles of Having Lucy in Houston

The world's oldest rock star is coming to Houston. Starting Aug. 31, the 3.18 million-year-old hominid skeleton known as Lucy (so dubbed because researchers were...

Human Origins: Man Hunter

As a boy growing up in Lake Arrowhead, Calif., in the 1950s, Tim White used to collect obsidian flakes and pottery shards at ancient Indian campsites in the...

Up From The Apes

Despite the protests of creationists and their intellectual allies, and such efforts as the Kansas school board's vote last week to expunge evolution from the...

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