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Grahame Clark

1907 - 1995

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Sir John Grahame Douglas Clark (28 July 1907 – 12 September 1995), who often published as J. G. D. Clark, was a British archaeologist who specialised in the study of Mesolithic Europe and palaeoeconomics. He spent most of his career working at the University of Cambridge, where he was appointed Disney Professor of Archaeology from 1952 to 1974 and Master of Peterhouse from 1973 to 1980. Born in Kent to an upper-middle-class family, Clark developed an early interest in archaeology through his collection of prehistoric flint tools. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grahame Clark has received more than 79,049 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Grahame Clark is the 118th most popular archaeologist (down from 101st in 2019), the 4,989th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,675th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Grahame Clark ranks 118 out of 104Before him are Phillip V. Tobias, Alexey Okladnikov, Bernard Pyne Grenfell, Arthur Surridge Hunt, J. P. Mallory, and Davidson Black. After him are Franz Weidenreich, Nancy Dupree, Salima Ikram, Augustus Pitt Rivers, and Leonardo López Luján.

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Among people born in 1907, Grahame Clark ranks 340Before him are Arnie Oliver, Isabel Jewell, Kate Smith, Adelaide Lambert, Ruth Patrick, and Paul Douglas. After him are Philip Slone, Paul Nitze, Christopher Fry, Aldo Donelli, Roy Welensky, and Tranquilino Garcete. Among people deceased in 1995, Grahame Clark ranks 275Before him are Dorothy Poynton-Hill, Víctor Peralta, Margaret Chase Smith, Iqbal Masih, Peter Cook, and Terry Southern. After him are Frank Perry, Art Mollner, Art Taylor, Paul Eddington, Einari Teräsvirta, and Ed Flanders.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Grahame Clark ranks 4,989 out of 7,765Before him are Dora Marsden (1882), Ian Livingstone (1949), Ken Matthews (1934), Lady Charlotte Guest (1812), Dave Stewart (1950), and Roland Young (1887). After him are Sybil Thorndike (1882), Frances Wright (1795), Tom Roberts (1856), William Orbit (1956), Tim Renwick (1949), and Stanley Spencer (1891).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among archaeologists born in United Kingdom, Grahame Clark ranks 29Before him are Meave Leakey (1942), Colin Groves (1942), Ian Hodder (1948), Mortimer Wheeler (1890), Bernard Pyne Grenfell (1869), and Arthur Surridge Hunt (1871). After him are Augustus Pitt Rivers (1827).