Tributes to
J. Desmond Clark


It was with great dismay that I learnt of the death of Professor J. Desmond Clark of the University of California (Berkeley). I have known this distinguished Scientist for over 20 years. I admired and respected him not only for his leadership in Ethiopian archaeological expeditions and in his unearthing and discovering several priceless prehistoric artifacts, but also for his commitment and love of Ethiopia, as being one of the first scientists to take Ethiopians to Berekley and train them through the PHD level.

He was a great supporter of CRCCH and a dear friend to me.

I wish to extend my condolences to his wife Betty and family, let his soul rest in peace.

Tadesse Terfa, Former Head, Center for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Ministry of Culture and Sports Affair Addis Ababa, Ethiopia