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Alonzo Pond and the 1930 Logan Museum Expedition to North Africa - The Beloit College Symposium, edited by L. B. Breitborde, Logan Museum Bulletin (new series), vol. 1, no. 1, 1992

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Andrew L. Christenson

Prescott, Arizona, US
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After a 32 year hiatus, the Logan Museum Bulletin returns with a number on the man who contributed to three of the first five numbers of the old series, Alonzo W. Pond. Pond is one of those archaeologists with a distinctive name most professionals recognize, but whose specific accom­plishments do not easily come to mind. For lithic analysts, his work on flintknapper Halvor Skavlem stands foremost (pond 1930), but for desert enthusiasts his work with Roy Chapman Andrews in the Gobi, the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition in the American South­ west, and Beloit College in the Sahara are most memorable. The last season of the latter expedi­tion is the focus of this slim volume, based upon a symposium given in 1985.

The six chapters in the volume stand alone without an editorial structure and 50 readers are on their own to synthesize the information provided. Unfortunately, the longest contribution, Kit Hinsley's revision of a previously published (Hinsley 1989) visual analysis of late 19th century archaeological images, although of interest in the grand scale of things, sticks out as being unrelated to the concern of the volume. The author or editor should have done something to make this unrelatedness less obvious.
How to Cite: Christenson, A.L., (1994). Alonzo Pond and the 1930 Logan Museum Expedition to North Africa - The Beloit College Symposium, edited by L. B. Breitborde, Logan Museum Bulletin (new series), vol. 1, no. 1, 1992. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. 4(2), pp.18–19. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/bha.04203
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