Betty Baume Clark
J. Desmond Clark
that many of my colleagues in journalism would join me in remembering
how invariably ...-David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle
To the friend
and mentor I never met. Thank you, and you will be missed.-Lucinda
Backwell, University of the Witwatersrand
I was a
visiting professor in anthropology for the Spring term in 1999...-Clark
Larsen, Ohio State University
I met Desmond
and his wife Betty only a few years ago, in Zimbabwe...-Savino
di Lernia, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
When I went
to study Anthropology at Berkeley in 1993, I was asked which of
who spent time with Desmond Clark found out soon enough why...-Charles
Petit, U. S. News and World Report
is truly an international scholar; He left his legends in...-GAO
Xing, IVPP, China
sorry to hear that Desmond Clark died. One of the last giants...-Avraham
Ronen, Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Israel
got to know Desmond while working as his editorial assistant for
several months on the third Kalambo Falls...-Rebecca Jabbour,
will miss Desmond so much. I saw him all too rarely in the past
years, but his ideas, his intellect, his passion for...-Colin
Groves, Australian National Museum
had the privilege and pleasure of working with Desmond late in his
career, up to...-Diane Gifford-Gonzalez, UCSC
Clark and my grandfather, the Spanish archaeologist Luis Pericot,
were very good friends...-Josep
M. Fullola Pericot, Professor of Prehistory, University of Barcelona
passing of Desmond marks the end of an era. Everything that he did
was on a grand scale...-Lyn
Wadley, Archaeology, Wits University, South Africa.
was a legendary scientist. He was also a very charming man...-Jean-Jacques
Hublin, Professor of Anthropology, University of Bordeaux
met Desmond in person on only four or five occasions, but immensely
more times through his publications... - Martin Pickford, National
Museum of Natural History, Paris
was privileged to see how deeply Desmond Clark cared for students
and the rites of educational passage... -Walter Hartwig, Touro
University College of Osteopathic Medicine
did not know Desmond Clark at all well, but an enduring memory was...
-Sven Ouzman, Head of the Rock Art Department, National Museum of
I was more or less familiar with his published work, and knew him
by reputation, I only came to know Desmond... -Geoffrey A. Clark,
Arizona State University
with so many of us, Desmond had a profound impact on our lives...
-Carole Sussman, UC San Diego
first met Desmond when he visited Rutgers to teach a course in African
Prehistory... -Susan Cachel, Rutgers University
knew the name already from the books and papers...
-John de Vos, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands
only meeting with Desmond was for lunch in Cambridge...
-Rob Marchant, University of Amsterdam
news of J. Desmond Clark's death on February 14, 2002 was relayed
-Francis Musonda, National Museum Board of Zambia
remember Desmond's back! He was always the first one up the hill...
-Karla Savage, The Christensen Fund
met Professor J.Desmond Clark at Fort-Lamy in 1966...
-Colette Roubet, Museum
National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
was shocked to hear the sad news that Professor Emeritus John Desmond
Clark passed away...
-Yohannes Haile Selassie, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
is indeed with a heavy heart that I reminisce about times spent
with Desmond in China...
-Dennis A. Etler, Cabrillo College, Aptos,
is very sad news to me that Prof. Clark died on Feb.14th who have
been a wonderful mentor since...
-Kidong Bae, Dept. of Anthropology, Hanyang
Unviersity, Seoul, Korea
has given me life-lasting inspiration, and therefore hope, with
his unmatched enthusiasm for the science of prehistory...
-Gen Suwa, The University of Tokyo
Clark "The Father of Zambian Heritage" Well done, God
-Management and Staff of National Heritage
Conservation Commission H/Qs, Livingstone -Zambia.
will not likely again ever be a prehistoric archeologist and gentleman
like Desmond Clark... -Dr. Lawrence Guy Straus, Editor, Journal
of Anthropological Research
had the privilege of taking an undergraduate Anthropology class
given by Desmond Clark at Berkeley in 1961... -Christopher B.
has the rare combination of being respected as a giant in his field,
and at the same time being beloved by all whom he encountered..
-Elisabeth Vrba, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
was so lucky that my real practice in Paleolithic was guided by
-HOU Ya-Mei, IVPP, China
was a stupid geneticist who knew little about the diversity of African
-Becky Cann, University of Hawaii
met Desmond for the first time in December 1979...
-Berhane Asfaw, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Desmond, we feel honoured for having known you and having been friends
-Barbara Barich and Giampaolo Zangirolami,
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
the Pan African Congress held in Harare, while travelling by bus
to the Victoria
Falls with Desmond and Betty Clark...
- Francis Thackeray, Transvaal Museum, South
1985 Cedric Poggenpoel and I were excavating the VOC outpost at
Oudepost, I with a team of students from the University of Cape
century closed its chapter with the departure of the greatest archaeologist
it had created... -Yonas Beyene, ARCCH, Ethiopia
first met Desmond Clark in 1960 outside the town now called Mbala,
-Dan Livingstone, Professor of Biology, Duke
one of the people who made life worth living...
- Steve Edwards
I met Desmond
Clark at the 10th Pan African Congress for Pre-history held at the
University of Zimbabwe in Harare in 1995... -Valerie Taylor,
Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
Clark was by all standards the greatest Guru of African Prehistory...
-Fidelis T. Masao, Open University of Tanzania
All of us here
have had a connection with Desmond, whether as student, colleague,
family member or friend...
a member of my graduate committee...
-John Olsen, The University of Arizona
I wish I could
say that I knew J. Desmond Clark well...
-Steve Kuhn, The University of Arizona
I had the privilege
of meeting Professor Desmond Clark about 20 years ago... -Giday
WoldeGabriel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
I crossed paths quite a bit over the last twenty years...
-Pete Robertshaw, California State University
I am saddened
to learn that we have lost J. Desmond Clark...
- Monte L. McCrossin - New Mexico State University
Britishness sometimes bemused his American friends... -Peter
White, University of Sydney
I first met
Professor Desmond Clark at the Pan African meeting in Addis Ababa,
-Raymonde Bonnefille, Directeur de recherche,
Back when I
was just starting out as an undergraduate, Desmond Clark came to
my college for a semester...
-Robin Torrence, Australian Museum, Sydney
A few days ago
we received the sad news from the University of California, Berkeley
that Emeritus Professor John Desmond Clark... -Jordi Serrallonga,
Victoria Medina, and all the members of HOMINID Human Origins Group,
I have read
with great interest and sadness about the enormous impression that
my grandfather appears to have left on so many people's lives...
-Sarah Leijten-Clark - Granddaughter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
and family of Desmond Clark...
-The Director Antonis Bartsiokas, for the Anaximandrian Institute
of Human Evolution, Greece
Desmond was one
of the most gracious and good-natured persons I have ever known...
-Richard Hay, The University of Arizona
I was very saddened
to hear of the death of Desmond Clark...
-Robert Foley, University of Cambridge
to Desmond took place in 1960 at the headquarters of the Royal Anthropological
Institute in London...
- Kenneth A.R. Kennedy, Cornell University
was with great dismay that I learnt of the death of Professor J.
Desmond Clark of the University of California (Berkeley)...
- Tadesse Terfa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
One of my few
regrets as an anthropologist is that I never had the pleasure of
In the 1970s
and 1980s if one wanted to study African archaeology, the University
of California, Berkeley was one's first choice...
-Yusuf M. Juwayeyi, Hunter College, City University of New York
I met Desmond
when I was a graduate student at the Crop Evolution Lab at the University
of Illinois... -Ann Stemler, De Anza College
and friend from the early days of central African archeaology...
-Roger Summers, and daughter Hilary Vickers, South Africa.
A truly genuine man...
- Philippa Rixon
Although I was
not fortunate enough to know Professor Clark personally...
-Parth R. Chauhan.
contributions to African archaeology are, to say the least, legendary...
-John R.F. Bower, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Clark will be remembered with deep affection and esteem by those
who knew him... -Indrani
Chattopadhyaya, Delhi University, India.
was a living legend, a guide and a model for all of us... -Professor
Marcel Otte, Universite de Liege, Service de Prehistoire, Liege,
I cannot claim
to have known Desmond well at a personal level... -Chris Stringer,
British Museum of Natural History.
I was an anthropology
major at Cal, graduating in 1979...
-Richard Fong, BA Anthropology, 1979
Desmond Clark CBE! I find myself brought up with a round turn ---
to me he was my big brother...
Clark inspired and supported many young scholars from Africa to
become archaeologists and to love and respect archaeology...
-Tadewos Assebework, Department of Anthropology,
Indiana University at Bloomington
friendship that Bob and Laura Brain have had with Desmond and Betty
goes back half a century... -Laura and Bob Brain, South Africa
I have been
surveying and excavating various sites over 20 years...
-Erksin Gulec, Turkey
I met Desmond
Clark at the Zambesi Boat Club in 1956 , we rowed together in coxless
fine fours on the Zambezi River...
I spent a wonderful
and very memorable field session with Desmond and Betty in Ethiopia
in the early 1970s...
- Allison Galloway, University of California,
was kind-hearted and always supportive of others... -Sileshi
Semaw, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University.
I first heard
of Dr.Desmond Clark's work way back when I was a fascinated teenager
and he a young(ish) man...
I have always
admired academic greatness, and John Desmond Clark was all of that
and much more...
one of the most inspiring people I've been priveleged to know...
-Paul Renne, Berkeley Geochronology Center
Desmond Clark published in the South African Archaeological Bulletin,
- Hilary Deacon, Research Fellow, University
of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Desmond Clark had been an inspiration to me... -Natasha Knapper
A giant in his
field, a gentleman, a legend!...
-Giorgio Manzi, Italian Institute of Human
It is obvious,
J. Desmound Clark is a world figure and an eminent scholar...
from interviews with Professor Clark recorded in 1996 and 2000...
-Pamela Jane Smith
some personal thoughts...
- Derek Roe, Oxford University
We would like
to pay special tribute to Desmond and Betty Clark for their generosity,
unparalleled hospitality and warm friendship...Kent
Lightfoot and Roberta Jewett, UC Berkeley
Who else would
listen intently to your ideas, read your written words and make
all the proper comments and ask all the right questions...-Carole
I have many
warm memories of lively evenings at Desmond's and Betty's home...-Anna