Keep Calm and Love Plasma Oxidation

Keep Calm and Love Plasma Oxidation

Keep Calm and Love Plasma Oxidation Hey, Shumla family! Rudy Banny here. I had the pleasure of interning with the Shumla team from January to March of 2020, training with Dr. Karen Steelman in Shumla’s Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory. During this time, I had the...
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...
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...
Documenting Satan Canyon Gallery: A Tale of Two Interns

Documenting Satan Canyon Gallery: A Tale of Two Interns

Documenting Satan Canyon Gallery: A Tale of Two Interns By Hailey LaRock and Caitlin Houle Hi Shumla friends, Hailey and Caitlin here! We’re the 2018 Shumla archaeological interns, and we wanted to share our experience documenting an incredible rock art site called...