February 03, 2022

Distinguished careers in Midwest archaeology

Bill Green, Logan Museum of Anthropology director emeritus, joins a short list of Beloiters honored for career achievements in archaeology.

Bill Green, Logan Museum of Anthropology director emeritus, received the Distinguished Career Award from the Midwest Archaeological Conference (MAC) in October.

Green’s 2001 to 2019 tenure at Beloit included many advancements in the anthropology department and the Logan Museum, including the museum’s recognition as one of only two nationally accredited academic museums in Wisconsin.

The MAC honor recognizes archaeologists who have demonstrated excellence and contributed significantly and regularly to the advancement of Midwestern archaeology. Green is in the company of two other Beloiters who received this honor in recent years.

In 2018, alumnus John Kelly’69 received the award. Kelly is an archaeologist with Washington University and an influential scholar on the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in southwestern Illinois. More about Kelly’s work can be found in our story about Beloiters investigating the mysteries of Cahokia.

In 2015, the honor went to Lynn Goldstein’71, a longtime professor of anthropology who recently retired from Michigan State University. Goldstein was also honored last fall with a Distinguished Service Citation, the highest award given by the Beloit College Alumni Association.


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