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J. Desmond Clark, 1916-2002

"J. Desmond Clark: 1916-2002, A Tribute." (PDF)
African Archaeological Review. December 2002, 19(4): 181-182.

"John Desmond Clark, Paleoanthropologist," by Lawrence Guy Straus.
Journal of Anthropological Research. Spring 2002, 58(1):1-3.

"J. Desmond Clark, 85, Expert on the Archaeology of Africa," by Anahad O'Connor.
New York Times. March 1, 2002. Late edition (East Coast), p. A-21.

"Famed African archaeologist J. Desmond Clark of UC Berkeley has died at the age of 85."
U.C. Berkeley Campus News. February 15, 2002.

J. Desmond Clark in the News

"Bones in Ethiopia May Help to Settle The Ape-Man Link."
New York Times, April 23, 1999.

"Another Possible Link Found in Chain of Human Ancestry."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 23, 1999.

"Warfare of the Future; Fossils from the Past."
CNN Science and Technology Week, April 24, 1999.

"New human ancestor may be link."
USA Today, April 23, 1999.

"Scientists Discover a New Species of Human Ancestor" [requires registration at]
The Chronicle of Higher Education
, April 30, 1999.

Oral History

An Archaeologist's Work in African Prehistory and Early Human Studies: Teamwork and Insight.
Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley, 2002. [ Description and Order form [PDF] ]

Biographical Articles About J. Desmond Clark

"Biographical Memoirs of Fellows."
Proceedings of the British Academy, 2003, Vol. 120, pp. 64-79.

"Digging on: a personal record and appraisal of archaeological research in Africa and elsewhere," by J. Desmond Clark.
Annual Review of Anthropology, 1994, 23:1-23.

"J. Desmond Clark: A personal memoir," by J. Desmond Clark.
In: A History of African archaeology. Edited by Peter Robertshaw.
London, J. Currey ; Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1990. pp. 189-204.

"J. Desmond Clark," by Fred Wendorf.
In: Encyclopedia of Archaeology: The Great Archaeologists. Vol. II. Edited by Tim Murray.
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Inc., 1999, pp. 743-757.

"J. Desmond Clark."
In: The Pastmasters : eleven modern pioneers of archaeology : V. Gordon Childe, Stuart Piggott, Charles Phillips, Christopher Hawkes, Seton Lloyd, Robert J. Braidwood, Gordon R. Willey, C.J. Becker, Sigfried J. De Laet, J. Desmond Clark, D.J. Mulvaney. Edited by Glyn Daniel and Christopher Chippindale.
New York, NY: Thames and Hudson, 1989. pp.137-152.

"Archaeological retrospect 10," by J. Desmond Clark.
Antiquity Cambridge, 1986, 60(230):179-188.

Other Sources

Text from L.S.B. Leakey Award.

"John Desmond Clark," by Linda Robinson.
EMuseum at Minnesota State University, Mankato.


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