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Is Pecos River Style mural art a surviving manifestation of core beliefs that formed the basis for later Aztec, Toltec, and Olmec religions? If this is true, then regardless of group affiliation, any person with a working knowledge of the transcendent myths informing the art could read the murals.

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Introducing the Hearthstone Project

Introducing the Hearthstone Project

The Hearthstone Project is a collaboration between Texas State University and Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center. The project is anchored in both science and the humanities, combining two research and preservation efforts, both partially funded by the...

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Summer 2021 Shumla Internship Experience: Part 2

Summer 2021 Shumla Internship Experience: Part 2

Before you read on, be sure to check out Summer 2021 Shumla Internship Experience: Part 1 to see how this story began!  As fun as field days are, the lab is where I truly flourished. My first month was spent learning all about the portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF)...

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Summer 2021 Shumla Internship Experience: Part 1

Summer 2021 Shumla Internship Experience: Part 1

I’m Jesse Velasco and am honored to have been a Shumla Intern from June 2021-August 2021. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in chemistry in May of 2021. After graduation, I was ready for a new opportunity and when I caught wind of using...

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