Rock Art Exhibit for Public Archaeology Week

Rock Art Exhibit for Public Archaeology Week

Rock Art Exhibit for Public Archaeology Week Welcome Shumla blog readers. A special welcome to those joining us for the SAA online Public Archaeology Week!   If this is your first time to learn about Shumla, we are a non-profit archaeological center conducting...
Summer in the Lower Pecos: A Tale of Three Interns

Summer in the Lower Pecos: A Tale of Three Interns

Summer in the Lower Pecos: A Tale of Three Interns By Megan Blackburn, Kasia Cross, and Dee Morris   Welcome back to the Shumla blog! We’re the 2019 Shumla Summer Interns: Megan Blackburn, Deianira Morris, and Kasia Cross. We have organized our learning...
10 Days in Fate Bell Shelter

10 Days in Fate Bell Shelter

10 Days in Fate Bell Shelter By Jerod Roberts and Vicky Roberts We knew from the beginning of The Alexandria Project that documenting Fate Bell Shelter was going to be a monumental task. A typical rock art site may take us only a few hours to complete our baseline...
Atlatls in Lower Pecos Rock Art

Atlatls in Lower Pecos Rock Art

Atlatls in Lower Pecos Rock Art By Charles Koenig One of humanity’s oldest weapon systems is the atlatl, or spear thrower. The atlatl functions as a lever to throw a dart (or spear) with greater speed, distance, and accuracy than a hand-thrown spear. Atlatls were used...