David L. Clarke
|David L. Clarke|
|Born||3 October 1937|
|Died||27 June 1976(aged 38)|
Early life and education
He became a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1966. His teaching and writing, particularly in analytical archaeology in 1967, transformed European archaeology in the 1970s. It demonstrated the importance of systems theory, quantification, and scientific reasoning in archaeology, and drew ecology, geography, and comparative anthropology firmly within the ambit of the subject. Never really accepted by the Cambridge hierarchy, he was nevertheless loved by his students for his down-to-earth, inclusive attitudes toward them. In 1970 he published his PhD thesis about British and Irish Bell Beaker pottery.
Clarke died in 1976 as a result of thrombosis arising from a gangrenous twisted gut.
- Clarke, David L. (1968). Analytical Archaeology. Methuen. ISBN 0-416-42850-9.
- Clarke, David L. (1970). Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 576. ISBN 0-521-07249-2.
- Clarke, David L. (1972). Models in Archaeology. London: Methuen. ISBN 0-416-16540-0.
- Clarke, David L. (1977). Spatial Archaeology. Boston: Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-175750-1.
- Clarke, David L. (1979). Analytical Archaeologist: Collected Papers of David L. Clarke. Boston: Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-175760-9.
- Quote from David Clarke, from his 1973 article in Antiquity called The Loss of Innocence. Antiquity 47:100.
- Guidi, Alessandro (September 1, 1998). "Clarke in Mediterranean Archaeology : David Clarke's 'Archaeology : The Loss of Innocence' (1973) 25 Years After". Antiquity. 72 (277): 678–680. ISSN 0003-598X.
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