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Jennifer Clark

Portrait of Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Clark is a Museum Specialist with the Human Origins Program, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History. She joined the Smithsonian family in 1984 and became a member the Human Origins team in 1988. She has BS in Ethology from the University of Georgia. Even though Jennifer’s title says specialist, she considers herself more of a generalist. She manages the HOP lab, runs the research field camp, archives research photos, looks after the fossil hominin cast collection, is a scientific illustrator and photographer, and studies the microfauna of Olorgesailie.


Potts, R., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Faith, J.T., Tryon, C.A., Brooks, A.S., Yellen, J.E., Deino, A.L., Kinyanjui, R., Clark, J.B., Haradon, C., Levin, N.E., Meijer, H.J.M., Veatch, E.G., Owen, R.B., Renaut, R.W., 2018. Environmental dynamics during the onset of the Middle Stone Age in eastern Africa, Science

Brooks, A.S., Yellen, J.E., Potts, R., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Deino, A.L., Leslie, D.E., Ambrose, S.H., Ferguson, J., d’Errico, F. Zipkin, A.M., Whittaker, S., Post, J., Veatch, E.G., Foecke, K., Clark, J.B., 2018. Long-distance stone transport and pigment use in the earliest Middle Stone Age, Science

Potts, R., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Deino, A., Ditchfield, P., Clark, J., 2004. Small mid-Pleistocene hominin associated with East African Acheulean technology. Science 305, 75-78.

Hou Y., Potts, R., Yuan B., Guo Z., Deino, A., Wang W., Clark, J., Xie G., Huang, W., 2000. Mid- Pleistocene Acheulean-like stone technology of the Bose Basin, South China. Science 287: 1622-1626.