Wilfrid Le Gros Clark

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Clark, Wilfrid Le Gros


Born June 5, 1895, in Hemel Hempstead. British anthropologist, anatomist, and primatolo-gist.

Clark was a professor at Oxford University from 1934 to 1962. His most important works deal with the evolutionary anatomy of man, the comparative anatomy of primates, and the paleontology and phylogeny of primates and man. Clark’s investigations of the human and primate central nervous system, based on comparative morphology and evolution, are also well known.


Early Forerunners of Man. Baltimore, 1934.
The Anatomy of the Nervous System: Central Nervous System. London-New York, 1956.
The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution, 2nd ed. Chicago, 1964.
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Fifty years ago, British anatomist Wilfrid Le Gros Clark explained in a lecture why evolutionary scientists argue so vehemently about how ancient apelike and humanlike creatures eventually gave way to modern humans.
Le Gros Clark was no stranger to wringing the truth out of bits of fossilized skeleton.
But Le Gros Clark knew that genuine fossil discoveries ignite brighter sparks of controversy than any cranial con job ever could.
With his friend and colleague Geoffrey Ainsworth Harrison, who is now the Professor of Biological Anthropology at Oxford, Weiner set about collecting as much evidence as he could before approaching the Head of the anatomy Department at Oxford, Professor Wilfrid Edward Le Gros Clark.
Besides that, as Le Gros Clark pointed out in 1968, we need to identify the culprit 'in order to completely exonerate others of all trace of suspicion'.
Civilian leadership fell to the officer in charge, Captain Le Gros Clark.
Again; to say that Buck could not have been reprimanded because Le Gros Clark was dead is nonsense.
Le Gros Clark, as Officer Administering the Government in the absence of the Rajah, issued his instruction that all Officers should remain at their posts.