Tributes to
J. Desmond Clark


I was a visiting professor in anthropology for the Spring term in 1999. My office was across the hall from Desmond's office in the Archaeological Research Facility. We struck up an immediate friendship. Although Desmond was very busy, he took the time to chat with me, took me out to lunch, invited me to his house, and showed the kind of hospitality that makes a visitor to a new place feel welcome and part of the community. I'll always remember those times with him, talking about anthropology and many other topics. Such an amazing mind, and such a nice guy.

-Clark Larsen, Ohio State University