Chambura Gorge and Gombe Stream are atolls in an archipelago that is all that remains of the forest that birthed us. p.49
The manure pile was five feet high, 10 feet across, and morethan 100 feet long. Martin felt like he'd entered a sacred place. When vandals set it on fire 10 years later, the fossil dung heap was so enormous that it burned for months. Martin mourned.. pg.58
people hunted and butchered game around Olorgesailie for at least half a million years. Recorded history from civilization's Fertile Crescent beginnings to the present day has taken barely more than Viooth of the time that our ancestors lived in this one spot, grubbing plants and heaving sharpened stones at animals. pg.69