Franco-American Logan-Saharan Expedition
Beloit College’s 1925-1930 Logan-Saharan Expeditions in North Africa were directed by the Logan Museum’s assistant curator Alonzo W. Pond`18. Pond led surveys and excavations of dozens of prehistoric sites, particularly “escargotieres” (snail shell middens) of the Capsian culture. While archaeological excavations occupied most of the fieldwork, Pond also collected ethnographic objects from Tuareg and other Berber people in Algeria. The Tuareg collection is the largest and most significant segment of the museum’s African ethnographic collections.
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