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Dean Hennessy Visits Shumla Rock Art Field School in Lower Pecos

Dr. Hennessy and Dr. Boyd in front of White Shaman
Dr. Hennessy and Dr. Boyd in front of White Shaman
 Dr. Hennessy at Painted Cave
Dr. Hennessy at Painted Cave
White Shaman Shelter
White Shaman Shelter

Comstock, November 2012—Liberal Arts Dean Michael Hennessy and three members of the Anthropology Department—Professors Elizabeth Erhart, Britt Bousman, and Stephen Black—recently visited the Shumla School in Comstock, Texas.  The school, directed by adjunct professor Dr. Carolyn Boyd, offers a rock art field class each summer in association with the Anthropology Department.  Dr. Boyd reviewed the course curriculum, showed the school's facilities, and led an expedition to rock shelters that include paintings thousands of years old.  

Dr. Boyd has taught the rock art field school, which trains students to study, document, and analyze Native American rock art, every summer since 2005.  The class utilizes locations in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, including the White Shaman Shelter and Painted Cave.  
The Shumla School is a nonprofit archeological research and education center founded under Dr. Boyd’s direction in 1998.  It is the only rock art field school class of its kind in North America and attracts both national and international students.
For more information on the rock art field school's education and research opportunities, please visit the Shumla School's website.


Dr. Hennessy at Amistad Reservoir
Dr. Hennessy at Amistad Reservoir