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Shumla’s ultimate goal is to share our mission and the wonder of Lower Pecos rock art with as many people as possible, reaching those around the country and the world. It is with great excitement that we’d like to introduce you to Shumla’s free Lunch & Learn virtual events! Join us virtually for an hour over lunch to learn about our latest projects and research and to share in some engaging discussions. Below, you can read more about upcoming Lunch & Learn presentations for each month and register.

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We’re looking forward to sharing more groundbreaking research, current projects, and exciting events with you in 2023. 

We’re also currently working on making 2021 and 2022 Lunch & Learn recordings available on this webpage.

Questions? Send us an email to info@shumla.org

25 years of Shumla!

Shumla has had a long and storied history. In fact, this month we are celebrating Shumla’s 25th Anniversary! In this Lunch & Learn, Executive Director Jessica Hamlin will share pictures and stories of Shumla’s beginnings, our years of growth and impact, where we are today and where we are headed in our next great 25 years. Join us for a trip down memory lane and a glimpse into the future.

Topic: Shumla Past, Present and Future
Presenter: Jessica Hamlin, MA., Shumla Executive Director
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | Noon – 1 p.m. Central Time

Join your colleagues and the conversation! There will be plenty of time for Q&A following the program. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email as well as a reminder email the day of the session with a link to access the program via Zoom. See you then!

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Conversations with Indigenous consultants

Topic: Two weeks with Huichol elders
Presenter: Carolyn Boyd, PhD., Shumla Founder and Interim Archaeology Director
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | Noon – 1 p.m. Central Time

Join your colleagues and the conversation! There will be plenty of time for Q&A following the program. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email as well as a reminder email the day of the session with a link to access the program via Zoom. See you then!

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Interpretations of feline figures with speech-breath

In her last Lunch & Learn, Dr. Diana Rolón presented the method to describe an average of 70 physical features, general attributes, and specific categories to document and analyze each of 58 feline figures from 11 sites in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands region. In this Lunch & Learn she will talk about a repetitive pattern found in 10 felines associated with the speech breath and represented by lines coming out or in the mouths of the figures, as well as different sensory signs depicted in other parts of their bodies. Dr. Rolón also will describe a comparative analysis between Lower Pecos and Teotihuacan felines with those attributes to discuss their possible interpretations. Finally, she will present the current radiocarbon dates that Shumla obtained for Halo Shelter, a site with an iconic red feline, to compare with the dates for the Teotihuacan murals.

Topic: Understanding Lower Pecos Feline Imagery
Presenter: Diana Rolón, PhD., Shumla Sr. Preservation Archaeologist
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | Noon – 1 p.m. Central Time

Join your colleagues and the conversation! There will be plenty of time for Q&A following the program. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email as well as a reminder email the day of the session with a link to access the program via Zoom. See you then!

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A deep dive at our Shumla Scholars program

Shumla’s purpose has always revolved, in part, around education; today, one of the ways in which we give back to the community is through the Shumla Scholars program. For the past several years, we have worked with the local K-12 school, Comstock ISD, to develop coursework and lead classes for the senior students. Our archaeological chemist Rudy Banny has been leading the Scholars this year,  teaching them about the art, archaeology, and science behind what we do. Join us for this Lunch and Learn as Rudy describes the Scholars’ educational journeys this year in the classroom, in the community, and out  at rock art sites in the Lower Pecos.

Topic: Shumla Scholars: Adventures in Learning
Presenter: Rudy Banny, MA., Shumla Archaeological Chemist
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | Noon – 1 p.m. Central Time

Join your colleagues and the conversation! There will be plenty of time for Q&A following the program. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email as well as a reminder email the day of the session with a link to access the program via Zoom. See you then!

Click to register!

 

Keep checking back as we update our 2023 Lunch & Learn schedule!

Keep checking back as we update our 2023 Lunch & Learn schedule!

Keep checking back as we update our 2023 Lunch & Learn schedule!

Keep checking back as we update our 2023 Lunch & Learn schedule!

Keep checking back as we update our 2023 Lunch & Learn schedule!

Keep checking back as we update our 2023 Lunch & Learn schedule!