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THF Grant Presentation, Shumla Center, Comstock

Thursday, July 7, 2022
11:00 am12:00 pm
Shumla Center | 28 Langtry, Comstock | 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7

A $5,000 THF grant will be presented to the Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center at their office in Comstock on Thursday, July 7. THF Board Member Mary Lee Taylor will be presenting, with Chemistry Director Dr. Karen Steelman receiving on behalf of Shumla staff. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact for more details.

Since 1998, Shumla has made their mission to study and preserve the painted murals of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands. A global leader in rock art research, Shumla remains dedicated to the preservation and documentation of these fragile pieces of art, unraveling their sophisticated meanings, and connecting people to this shared legacy through education and awareness. Their Scholars Program builds partnerships between senior Comstock-ISD students and Shumla researchers, allowing students to nurture their passion for archeology and gain valuable hands on experience. A $5,000 THF grant from the Jeanne R. Blocker Memorial Fund updated equipment used in the Scholars Program, enabling demonstrations in conducting digital microscopy of intersecting paint layers and samples obtained from rock art while the class can view techniques and results in real time.