Rancher Steward BBQ – A Birthday Celebration!

Rancher Steward BBQ – A Birthday Celebration!

By Amanda Castaneda and Jessica Lee In early June Shumla hosted our annual Rancher Steward BBQ, an event we hold to honor and thank the many landowners, stewards, and partners that we work with throughout the year. This year marked our 8th BBQ and another very special...
A Recipe for Success: Experimental Archaeology and Paint Making

A Recipe for Success: Experimental Archaeology and Paint Making

By Amanda Castaneda and Charles Koenig One of the most frequently asked questions during a rock art site tour is, “How did these ancient artists create the paints they used?” And we usually throw the question right back and ask, “How would you create a paint if you...
The Hibiscus Shelter Rock Art Curtain

The Hibiscus Shelter Rock Art Curtain

***This blog post does not deal directly with the Alexandria Project, but is a throwback to a Shumla – Ancient Southwest Texas Project (ASWT) collaboration at Hibiscus Shelter back in 2012.*** By Charles Koenig Hibiscus Shelter is located on the Ryes N’ Sons Ranch...