APRIL 2019
On the Road Again...
This month our office chairs and hiking boots were abandoned for podiums and dress shoes as Shumla team members presented in Orlando, Austin and Albuquerque.
Dr. Karen Steelman presented at the American Chemical Society Meeting and was selected as a "Must See" Speaker among thousands of presenters.
Executive Director Jessica Lee presented at the Bullock Texas State History Museum "High Noon Talk" in front of a packed house.
Carolyn Boyd, Amanda Castaneda, Jay Franklin, Charles Koenig, Jerod Roberts and Vicky Roberts (shown above) presented at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Meeting.
Portable X-ray fluorescence of Lower Pecos painted pebbles: New insights regarding pigment choice and chronology

By Amanda Castaneda, Charles Koenig, Marvin Rowe, and Karen Steelman

CLICK HERE to read the whole article, free for a few more days!

The team did a fantastic job. You wouldn't expect anything less! Here are their presentation titles.

  • Charles Koenig - Assessing Earth Oven Intensification in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas

  • Carolyn Boyd - Images in the Making: Process and Vivification in Pecos River Style Rock Art

  • Jerod Roberts - Assessing the Patterns and Variation of a Common Pecos River Style Motif - "Power Bundles"

  • Vicky Roberts - Bold Line Geometric: Revisiting a Lesser Known Rock Art Style in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas

  • Amanda Castaneda and Charles Koenig - Petroglyphs of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands: Preliminary Analysis of Context, Style and Chronology

  • Jay Franklin - A Techno-Morphological Analysis of Gravettian Stone Tools from Four Sites, Dordogne, France
We are working toward posting our presentations with voice-over by the Shumla presenters on our website for your view soon. We'll keep you posted!

Dr. Carolyn Boyd will speak at UT Austin on April 22 and April 24.
APRIL 22 - 4:30 PM
Mesoamerica Center April Colloquium
- Free and open to the public -
E. William Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA), 2.204  at 2301 Trinity St., Austin, TX 78712
APRIL 24 - 6:00 PM
UT Dept. of Art and Art History: Wednesday Evening Color Salons
- Free and open to the public -
UT Art Building (ART), Auditorium 1102 at 2301 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712

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New Business Mailing Address in Dallas
Shumla's business administration and development operations are based out of Jessica and Veronica's office in Dallas.

The new Dallas business mailing address is:
Shumla Archaeological Center
5706 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206

You can use this address when sending correspondence, pledge gifts or donations by check.

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