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.

WORKS

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.