Sir Grahame Clark: Archaeological Papers

Scope and Content

Research files, mostly notes, with occasional correspondence.

[1] Artic Art

[2] Maglemose, with letters from Ulrik M248, University Zoological Museum, Copenhagen (1971) Carl J. Becker, Acta Archaeologica, Copenhagen, 1952 and Poul Kjaeligrum, Forhistorisk Museum, Moesgard, Denmark, (1971).

[3] Late Glacial, with letters from Derek Sturdy (1971) and Magnus Degerbol, University Zoological Museum, Copenhagen (1971).

[4] Scandinavia, with letters from Erik Fromm, Sveriges Geologista Undersouml;kning (1972), and Arne Skølsvold, Oslo University Museum of National Antiquities (1984).

[5] Scandinavian Stone Age, with a letter from ____ Nordmann (1948).

[6] Finland, with letters from Carl F. Meinander, Archaeological Institute, Helsingfors University (1973), and C[yril?] Berg, Ullvi, Leksand (1972).

[7] Older Stone Age Denmark, with a letter from Wilfred Shawcross, Dept. of Prehistory, Australian National University, Canberra (1973).

[8] Denmark Neo

[9] Norway, with letters from Haakon Olsen, Zoology Museum, Bergen University (1971), and Sigmund Alsaker and Asle Bruen Olsen, Bergen University (1979).

[10] Not named - Scandinavian archaeology, with letters from Lili Haelas, Gouml;teborgs Arkeologiska Museum (3, 1972-74); Christopher F. Hawkes (1980); Mauml;rta Strouml;mberg, Lund University Historical Museum (1973); and Anna Britta Nilsson, Örnskouml;ldsviks Kommun Biblioteket (1974).

[11] Swedish Pit Ware

[12] Not named - mostly Scandinavian, with a letter from Anna Britta Nilsson, Falbygdens Museum, Falkouml;ping (1973).

[13] Alvastra, Sweden - notebook.

[14] USSR

[15] Swedish Magl, with letters from Peter Salway, All Souls, Oxford (1968), and Tage Nilsson, Lund University, Sweden (1972).

[16] North Sweden

[17] German and E. Maglemose: drawing of late palaeolithic harpoons; photographs of antlers from Satrup; stritgraphy, fauna and artifacts from Hohen Viecheln; and Duvensee and Polish Maglemosian.

[18] North-west Russia and Baltic States, with letters from Ilze Lowe, Inst. Hist. Mat. Culture, Riga (2, 1970-71), and R.M. Muchaev, Archaeological Institute, Moscow (1973).

[19] Netherlands

[20] North German/Polish/Dutch Neolithic

[21] Symbols of Excellence - Notes for book; letters from Gareth V. Bennett, New College, Oxford, to Peter Richards, Archaeological Editor, Cambridge University Press (1984), about 'Founder's Jewel'; Robert W. Skelton, Indian Dept., Victoria and Albert Museum (1982); Malcolm MacLeod, Museum of Mankind (1983); Caroline M. Murray, Cambridge University Press, sub-editor (1984); and John Houghton, Sussex Archaeological Society (1984).

[22] Nea Nikomedia: original figures.

[23] Illustrations, some from Prehistoric Europe: the economic basis and The earlier Stone Age settlement of Scandinavia, with a letter from Ian W.A. Miller (1988).

[24] Illustrations, some from World prehistory, Prehistory at Cambridge and beyond, and The earlier Stone Age settlement of Scandinavia.

[25] Reviews of The earlier Stone Age settlement of Scandinavia.

[26] Chapter 1, apparently of The later Stone Age settlement of Scandinavia.

[27] Illustrations, etc.: Nordiska Museum, Stockholm etc.; photographs of Swiss lake dwelling artifacts; photographs of Bushmen; newscuttings; photographs of Grahame and Mollie Clark in India; and a letter from Birgit Rausing, Lund (1967).

[28] The Identity of Man: illustrations.

[29] The Identity of Man: illustrations, and letters on publishing, from Eildon E.S. Edwards (3, 1981); Anna Fedden, Methuen&Co. (1981); Malcolm D. McLeod, Museum of Mankind (1981); E. Soubey, British Museum, Dept. of West Asian Antiquities (1981); John An____, Victoria&Albert Museum (1981); Clifford C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, Peabody Museum, Harvard (1981); Sir John Gray, Oriental Ceramic Society (1981); Poul Mørk, National Museum of Denmark (1981); Pierre de Menasce (1981); Nicholas Postgate, Oriental Studies Faculty (1982); and Robert Edwards, International Cultural Corporation of Australia Ltd. (1982).

[30] Notes on the Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge investigation into the provision for archaeology in UK Universities, with letters from Leslie Alcock, Glasgow (1985); Martin Harrison, Oxford (1985); and Robert W. Chapman, Reading (1985).

[31] Prehistorians, with letters from Isabel Macbride, Dept. of Prehistory and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra (1986), and T.A. Murray, School of Archaeology, La Trobe University, Australia (1992?).

[32] History of Archaeology at other British universities, with letters from Reg Inskeep, Donald Baden-Powell Quaternary Research Centre (undated); Kenneth St. Joseph, Selwyn College (1982); and Peter Warren, Bristol (1985).

[33] Cambridge Project for Research into the Early History of Agriculture, with letters to and from Sir Mortimer Wheeler ('Rik') (9, 1965-67); from Sir Max Allowan (2, 1966); G.B. Hutchinson, School of Agriculture, Cambridge (2, 1966); Richard F. Holmes, General Board (1966); Joan [Evans], British School of Archaeology in Iraq (1966); and Eric S. Higgs, Project director (1970).

[34] Notes and materials for a history of archaeology and archaeologists.

[35] Vere Gordon Childe: letters from Childe (3, 1946-57).

[36] Berkeley, Africanists

[37] The Identity of Man, 1983: original typescript, etc.

[38] Illustrations for Space Time and Man; design for the British Academy Medal.

[39] Science Ideology

[40] Art - Warfare Stability and Change, with a letter from Douglas Morgan, King's (1983).

[41] Smithsonian 1978 Symposium, etc., with a letter from Wilton S. Dillon, Smithsonian Institution (1978).

[42] Royal Society of Canada Symposium, 1976, with letters from A. Douglas Tushingham, Royal Ontario Museum (2, 1976).

[43] Arts

[44] Jade

[45] Man and Animal Distinctions

[46] Seasonality Conference, 1971, with letters from Cynthia Irwin-Williams (3, 1967-71) and Douglas W. Scwartz, School of American Research (1971).

[47] Behaviour, mostly primate.

[48] Baghdad Museum

[49] Communication

[50] Communication

[51] Society

[52] Radiocarbon

[53] Various: notebook with names, sites and drawings of tools (probably a visit to Czechoslovakia); notes on a 1973 lecture to the Cambridge Field Club; Micklemoor flints; pencil sketch of 'Rhodes'; Clark's resignation as Vice-President of the World Archaeological Congress, 1985; revised draft of Clark's talk on the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 'The Society and the genesis of archaeology as an academic subject in the University'; notes on natural selection, from various books; and letters from Robert Foley, Peterhouse (1973); Hazel Martingell (1986); David Harris, Prehistoric Society (2, 1993-94); Ian C. Glover, World Archaeological Congress (1985); Michael W. Thompson (1988); and a draft letter to Flannery (undated).

[54] British Institute for South East Asian Studies, with letters from Derek F. Allen, Secretary, British Academy (1970-73); Neville Williams, Secretary, British Academy (1973-74); John P. Carswell, Secretary, British Academy (1980); Peter W. Gathercole, University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1971); Basil Gray to Derek F. Allen (1972); Raymond Firth, Australian National University (1972); M. Leifer, Association of SE Asian Studies, UK (1972); Sir Denys Page, Master of Jesus (1972); Basil Gray (1973) (2); Mervyn A. Jaspan, Professor of South East Asian Sociology, Hull University (1973) to Derek F. Allen (1970) and Clark (1973); and Ian C. Glover, London University, Institute of Archaeology (1973).

[55] Man the Spiritual Primate, 1995, unpublished: letters to and from Jessica Kuper, Cambridge University Press (1995).

[56] Brain, Mind and Language

[57] Cambridge Archaeological Journal, with a letter from Robert Frey (1993).

[58] Human

[59] Ideas

[60] A Path to Prehistory

[61] The Anthropology of Time and Space, with letters from David L. Clarke, Peterhouse (1968), and _____, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard (1968).

[62] Time and Space Book: chapter notes and MSS, with a letter from Jessica Kuper, Cambridge University Press (1990).

[63] World Prehistory; Space and Time: numerous illustrations.

[64] Lower/Middle Palaelithic

[65] Lower Palaeolithic: spiral grey notebook.

[66] Hominid Evolution: spiral grey notebook.

[67] Fossil Men

[68] Palaeolithic

[69] Palaeolithic Russia: spiral notebook, notes and illustrations.

[70] Advanced Palaeolithic (Europe): spiral notebook, mostly European but some Middle East and Mousterian.

[71] 'Meso - general'

[72] 'Sauveterrian/Tardenoisian'

[73] 'Iberian (Microlithic)', with letters from Michael W. Thompson (2, 1955).

[74] 'Azilian'

[75] Star Carr, with letters from Sir Harry Godwin, Professor of Botany (1964); John Bartlett, Director, Hull Museums (1964); and Edward Wright (1964).

[76] Antler Masks, with a letter from William Watson, Professor, SOAS (1969).

[77] British Beaver Incisor Tools, with letters from Gillian Varndell, Dept. of Prehistoric and Romano-British Antiquities, British Museum (1989), and Roger D. Penhallurick, Royal Institution of Cornwall, Truro (1978).

[78] Australia, with a letter from Derek J. Mulvaney, University of Melbourne (1958).

[79] Australian Aborigines: notes.

[80] Australia and New Zealand, with letters from Andrew K. Becker, Roonka Society (2, 1984-5).

[81] Oceania, with a letter from Wilfred Shawcross (1968).

[82] South-East Asia, with letters from Charles F.W. Higham, Anthropology Dept., University of Otago (1986); Bernard K. Maloney, Palaeontology Centre, Queen's University of Belfast (1987); and Wilfred Shawcross, Anthropology Dept., University of Auckland (1969).

[83] India, with letters from Hasmukhlal D. Sankalia, Deccan Collage, Poona (1973); to Bryan Swingler, British High Commission, New Delhi (1978-79); and Bal Krishen Thapar, Archaeological Survey of India (1979).

[84] China, with part of a letter from J. Desmond Clark (undated).

[85] Chinese Notes

[86] Japan and Taiwan

[87] Japan, with letters from Yoshiro Kondo; Glyn Daniel (1983); and Kenji Hattori, Professor, Japan (5, 1993-94).

[88] Japan

[89] Chinese Pottery: notebook.

[90] New World, with a letter from Thomas D. Stewart, Dept. of Anthropology, Smithsonian Museum, Washington (1976).

[91] Palaeoindian & Alaska/Eskimo

[92] Alaska - Palaeoeskimo, with a letter from William Goetzman, T.W. Timreck Productions, New York (1983).

[93] South-West Asia

[94] Mesopotamia: notebook marked 'Book IV'.

[95] Jordan/Israel; Europe Neolithic

[96] Africa

[97] Fishing and Coastal Settlement, with letters from Brian W. Jones and Frederick Robert Harden Jones, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fisheries Laboratory, Lowestoft (1974).

[98] Fishing, with letters from Courtenay S. Ralegh Radford (1946); Peter Shimmie[?], Ashmolean Museum, Department of Antiquities (1946); Roger M. Jacob, Dept. of Classics and Archaeology, University of Lancaster (1987); and Peter H. Greenwood, Dept. of Zoology, Natural History Museum (3, 1976-77).

[99] Fishing and Coastal Settlement

[100] Fowling

[101] Sledges/Skis, with letters from Fouml;reningen Fouml;r Skidlouml;pningens Frauml;mjande I Sverige, Stockholm (1939); Peter L.K. Wait, Methuenamp;Co Ltd. (1949); and Gouml;sta Berg, Nordiska Museet, Stockholm (2, 1948).

[102] Hunting, letters from Gouml;sta Berg (2, 1954), and G. Frank Mitchell, Trinity College Dublin (undated).

[103] Houses, Brochs

[104] Seal Hunting, with letters from Stuart ____, Edinburgh (1947), and David E. Sargeant (1981).

[105] Axe Trade

[106] North Sweden

[107] Fishing and Coastal Settlement, with letters from Svend Nielsen, Vanløse, Denmark (2, 1976).

[108] Hunter-Farmer continuity notes

[109] World Prehistory, with letters from Maria Claridge, Gozo, Malta (1978); Gouml;sta Berg (undated); Priscilla Oakeshott, George Morgan and Pauline ____, Cambridge University Press (1977); and Tamar Noy, Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2, 1979).

[110] Europe, with letters from Nicholas J. Shackleton, Sub-Department of Quaternary Research (1970); Augustus Sordinas (1966); and Peter Bogucki, Princeton University (1984).

[111] World Prehistory: revised chapters; notes on dating.

[112] World Prehistory: illustrations, photographs and original drawings of artefacts.

[113] Illustrations

[114] - [116] not found.

[114] Scandanavia: card index of Scandinavian references.

[115] Earlier Stone Age Settle Scand: figures - illustrations for The earlier Stone Age settlement of Scandinavia.

[116] Later Stone Age North Europe

[117] Archery: offprints, drawings, photographs, and letters from H. Schwabedissen, Cologne University (1962); Michael L. Ryder, Animal Breeding Research Organisation, Roslin (2, 1962-3); Dennis Britton, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University (1963); H. Muuml;hler-Beck, Berne History Museum (1963); Glyn Daniels (1963); Sir Evelyn B. Howell (1963); Paul Ashbee (1963); Joe _____, National Museum of Ireland (1963); J.D. Van der Waals, Groningen University (2, 1962-3); Carl Johan Becker, Acta Archaeologica, Copenhagen (1962); R.S. Newell, Salisbury (1962); T.M.W. Alexander, Eclipse Peat Co. Ltd., Bridgewater (1961); William E. Tucker, Society of Archer-Antiquaries (1962); Ernest G. Heath, Society of Archer-Antiquaries (1962); Hisashi Suzuki, Dept. of Archaeology, Tokyo University (1962); Michael Thompson, Stone age paintings from Castelln, London, St. George's Gallery Prints (undated); W. Glasbergen, Amsterdam University (1961); Gad Rausing, Lund, Sweden (1967); Roy Switsur, Sub-Department of Quaternary Research (1967); J.C. Vogel, Groningen University (1963); and E.H. Willis, Botany School (1962).

[118] Archery: offprints; notes; letter to Margaret [Clark?] from her father (1964); and a letter from tienne Rynne, National Museum of Ireland (1963).

[119] Fishing: mostly offprints, some illustrations and notes.

[120] Physical Anthropology: offprints and notes.

[121] Trade: flint mines; offprints; illustrations; notes; and letters from W.E.P. Young, Avebury Museum (1949); Sir John F.S. Stone, Winterbourne Gunner, Salisbury (1949); and Martin Jops[?], Department of Archaeology, Queen's University, Belfast (undated).

[122] Scandinavian Mesolithic, with letters from W.P.T. Burchell (2, 1956-7) and Sigren H. Andersen (1973).

[123] Australian Aborigines

[124] Agriculture Lectures, 1970, with a letter from Sir Harry Godwin, Botany School (1958).

[125] Mesolithic Europe, with letters from Roger M. Jacobi, Jesus College (1976); Anthony Sutcliffe, Natural History Museum (1971); C. Daryll Forde, University College, Aberystwyth (1931); and T. Douglas Price, Wisconsin University (1982).

[126] Star Carr, with letters from J.B. Fay, Director, Mortimer Museum, Hull (1953); J.A. Stocks (1953); Jacques A.E. Nenquin, Ghent (1956); Mary Chitty (1953); and Paul H. Moisin, Muse archologique, Mons (1953).

[127] Travel: page proofs, Prehistoric Europe. The economic basis (1951), annotated; page proofs, Prehistoric England (London, 1940), annotated; and Clark, 'Domestication and social evolution', from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1976.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir John Grahame Douglas Clark (1907-95), archaeologist, was a Cambridge University Lecturer, 1935-52, Disney Professor of Archaeology, Cambridge, 1952-74, Fellow of Peterhouse from 1950, and Master, 1973-80. His publications include Mesolithic prelude: the Palaeolithic-Neolithic transition in old world prehistory (Edinburgh, 1980); The identity of man: as seen by an archaeologist (London, 1983); Symbols of excellence: precious materials as expressions of status (Cambridge, 1986); Economic prehistory: papers on archaeology (Cambridge, 1989); Prehistory at Cambridge and beyond (Cambridge, 1989); and Space, time and man: a prehistorian's view (Cambridge, 1992); for many of which there are papers in this collection.

Access Information

Access is restricted - readers wishing to view the collection must obtain prior permission from Dr Paul Mellars, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and be holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Lady Clark (widow) per Professor John Coles, 1996.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Material may not be published without prior permission from Prof. John Coles.