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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”

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Museum Mondays: Getting to the point at the Logan Museum

December 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Last week, the Logan Museum of Anthropology hosted visiting researcher Luc Doyon, a graduate student at the Université de Montréal in Canada. The latest in a string of scholars interested in the Logan’s Paleolithic collections, Luc spent four days on campus analyzing and recording information on ancient tools made of reindeer antler.

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Anthropology major Matt Schlicksup’13 (left) learns about the stages of antler projectile point manufacture from visiting researcher Luc Doyon.

Luc focused on artifacts that were excavated in 1927 by professor and Logan curator George L. Collie’1881 and his student, Paul Nesbitt’26. Their dig site, called Abri Cellier, is located in the picturesque Dordogne valley of southwestern France. Abri Cellier is an important Paleolithic site and its collections are significant because they are well preserved and documented. Here’s what Doyon says about his research:

“I am interested in the migration of the first population of Homo sapiens in Europe, known as the makers of the ‘Aurignacian’ material culture, some 30,000 years ago. I specialize in the study of their technology made of antler, mainly projectile points used for hunting activities. My goal in analyzing the collection from Abri Cellier was to compare the archaeological data with the results from an experiment I conducted in August 2012 to see if the techniques I used to produce projectile points out of antler were in line with those used in the Aurignacian.

“Surprisingly, considering the excavation methods where the focus was mainly directed toward lithic (stone) technology, I was able to find solid evidence suggesting that the Abri Cellier was a site used for the production of antler projectile points. I also was able to reconstruct the whole operation sequence used in this technology by analyzing the different artifact types and the traces left by their makers.”

Doyon’s will use his findings in his master's thesis as well as for a conference on experimental archaeology to be held at Cardiff University in 2013.

Doyon’s work follows up on recent research visits to the Logan’s European and North African archaeological collections by scholars from Algeria, Italy, and the U.K., as well from American universities. For example: These visitors interact with our students, enriching student perspectives on anthropology, collections, and the research process in general, while generating important new knowledge about the human past.