The Catholic University of America

David Clark

  Dr. David Clark (PhD, University of Pittsburg, 1978)

Office: Archaeology Lab - Marist
Phone: 202-319-5080

 Courses at CUA

Human Evolution (ANTH 105)

Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 108)

Forensic Anthropology (ANTH 204)

Excavation & Exploration: Forensic Anthropology in the Field (ANTH 206)  NEW in Spring 2014


Dr. Clark's profession is zooarchaeology, a career he began working on one of the oldest Native American sites in the eastern US.  His passions are community archaeology, which he pursued on Maui and now in northern Virginia, where he created the Loudoun Archaeological Foundation, and the recovery of MIA remains from World War II and the Vietnam War.  He has participated in archaeological research projects across the United States and abroad, including Papua New-Guinea and Vietnam, and is a member of the board of the Historic Preservation program at Northern Virginia Community College.

Lately, he's been involved in an underwater archaeological investigation of a ship captained by the infamous Edward Teach (Blackbeard the Pirate) and sunk near Charleston, South Carolina in 1716.  He's also taught forensic anthropology in a CUA summer program for middle school students, historic archaeology at Northern Virginia Community College's Loudon campus, and during summer 2009 a series of field camps to introduce middle- and high-school students to archaeological artifacts in Loudon and Fairfax counties, including "Digging through the Past" at Claude Moore Park.


Dr. Clark's Projects