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An archaeologist at work in African prehistory and early human studies : oral history transcript : teamwork and insight / J. Desmond Clark ; with an introduction by Kathy Schick and Nicholas Toth. Interviews conducted by Timothy Troy in 2000-2001. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2002

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Clark, J. Desmond (John Desmond) 1916-2002  Search this
Troy, Timothy  Search this
Clark, Betty Baume  Search this
Smith, Andrew B (Andrew Brown) 1941-  Search this
Curtis, Garniss H  Search this
Keller, Charles M  Search this
White, T. D (Timothy D.)  Search this
Kurashina, Hiro  Search this
Williams, M. A. J  Search this
Adamson, D. A (Donald A.)  Search this
Brandt, Steven A  Search this
Posnansky, Merrick  Search this
Blumenschine, Robert J  Search this
Harris, John William Kendal  Search this
Bancroft Library Regional Oral History Office  Search this
Leakey, L. S. B (Louis Seymour Bazett) 1903-1972  Search this
Isaac, Glynn Llywelyn 1937-1985  Search this
University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology Faculty  Search this
Rhodes-Livingstone Museum  Search this
University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology History  Search this
Physical description:
Transcript: 1 v. (xvii, 532 p.) : ill., ports. ; 29 cm
Phonotapes: 41 sound cassettes
Oral histories
United States
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3370 C:1-41.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
Volume includes index.
ANTH copy 39088010907285 (book) has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, S. Dillon Ripley Endowment, From his friends, 1993.
Education in England, Cambridge; pre-war work in Africa, Rhodes-Livingstone Museum history, museum collections, infrastructure; conversation with Betty Clark about family and the museum in wartime; WW II in Somaliland, Yavello, Gondar campaign, ancecdotes; 1947 Pan-African Congress and subsequent congresses; work on patterns of movement, Nachikufu, Kalambo Falls, the winter schools; research work of the sixties, iron and copper smelting, Louis Leakey stories, friendship with Glynn Isaac; developing a "whole picture" approach, tools, foods, hunting; work in Syria, Nyasaland, Malawi; mounting and staffing expeditions, training African students; Ethiopia in the seventies, Porc Epic Cave, Gadeb, the Sudan, political issues; India, G.R. Sharma, Son River valley, research logistics; China's Nihewan Basin; UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology faculty, professional association, research facilities, students and colleagues. Includes dialogues and monologues created in 2001-2002 with colleagues Andrew Smith, Garniss Curtis, Charles Keller, Timothy White, Hiro Kurashina, Martin Williams, Donald Adamson, Steve Brandt, Merrick Posnansky, Robert Blumenschine, and Jack Harris.
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Call number:
GN722.A35 C53 2002
Restrictions & Rights:
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
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