J. Desmond Clark
The passing of Desmond marks the
end of an era. Everything that he did was on a grand scale: Africa
was his back yard and he had touched each of its stones, knowing
them all by name. He knew more sites, more industries, more assemblages
than anyone else and nothing gave him more pleasure than sharing
his experience with others. Despite his status he was happy to spend
a conference evening listening to an undergraduate student. He gave
his time and his praise generously; he was miserly with criticism.
Desmond, you are sorely missed.
-Lyn Wadley, Archaeology, Wits University,