Tributes to
J. Desmond Clark
1916-2002

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Whomever this may concern:


My name is Natashia Knapper and I am a current student at George Mason University (in Fairfax, Virginia). For as long as I can remember, I have always been interested in history. Even when I was little, before I started school, I found myself intrigued with discovering where we come from and how we have come as far as we have. Naturally, anthropology became my calling, which soon led to a deep passion for paleoanthropoly. This will be my major (with a minor in history, but I digress).

This all being said, J. Desmond Clark had been an inspiration to me. His brilliance and knowledge surpassed almost anyone I could think of in his field. I have read everthing he has even written and hoped to one day meet him and let him know that he is one of the reasons I plan to continue my major, though others have called it foolhardy, since there is no real money in it. It saddens me that the day of our meeting will never come but I want to pay respects. I don't have a poem to submit or anything like that, but... he meant a lot to a lot of people. That's beautiful in itself. I want to offer my condolensce to his family and friends and to say if anyone needs anything at all, I'm only an e-mail away.

-Tasha K