John E. Clark

Current Courses

Anthro 499 (Senior Thesis)
Anthro 501 (Current Method & Theory)


PhD, University of Michigan, 1994
MA, Brigham Young University, 1979
BS, Brigham Young University, 1976

Research Interest

Selected Publications

​Clark, John E., Gibson Jon L., & Zeidler, James (2010). First Towns in the Americas: Searching for agriculture, population growth, and other enabling conditions. Becoming Villagers: Comparing Early Village Societies, 6, 205.

Clark, John E. (2010). Hands and hearts: How Aztecs measured their world. Mesoamerican Voices, 3.

Clark, John E. (2008). Cities and Towns of the Olmec. In Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (pp. 554-558). Springer Netherlands.

Clark, John E., & Colman, Arlene. (2008). Time reckoning and memorials in Mesoamerica. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 18(01), 93-99.

Clark, John E. (2008). Teogonia Olmeca: Perspectivas, problemas y propuestas. In Olmeca, Balance y Perspectivas: Memoria de la Primera Mesa Redonda, edited by M. Teresa Uriarteand R. González Lauck, pp. Xxxx. UNAM, Mexico.​

Clark, John E. (2007). In craft specialization's penumbra: Things, persons, action, value, and surplus. Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, 17(1), 20-35.

Clark, John E. (2002). Failure as truth: An autopsy of Crabtree's Folsom experiments. Folsom Technology and Lifeways, 191-208.

Hill, Warren D., & Clark, John E. (2001). Sports, gambling, and government: America's first social compact? American Anthropologist, 103(2), 331-345.

Clark, John E. (1991). The beginnings of Mesoamerica: Apologia for the Sonunsco Early Formative. The Formation of Complex Society in Southeastern Mesoamerica, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 13-26.

Clark, John E. (1987). Politics, prismatic blades, and Mesoamerican civilization. The Organization of Core Technology, 259-284. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​