John Desmond Clark
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United Kingdom
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Educational background  :
C.B.E., F.B.A., F.S.A., Sc.D., PhD
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • In 1953 Dr. Clark discovered an incredible site,Kalambo Falls. This was a single drop,722 foot waterfall on the frontier between Zambia and Tanzania.

  • In the 1990's he found fossil hominids that date from 4 million years ago. These fossils were the earliest hominid ancestors.

  • Awards and Accomplishments of John Desmond Clark:

    1948: Founder, Member and Secretary of Northern Rhodesia National Monuments Committee.

    1965: Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    1972: Huxley Medalist, Royal Anthropological Institute in London.

    1985: Honorary Science Degree at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and University of Cape Town.

    1982: Golden Mercury International Award.

Bibliography  :
Early man in Africa, Atlas of African prehistory.