This fall Shumla Archaeologist Jerod Roberts will be returning to his Alma mater Texas State University.
Jerod has been accepted into the Texas State University Graduate Program to complete the degree of Master of Arts with a Major in Anthropology, focusing on Archaeology. His goal is to develop a thesis utilizing the extensive dataset collected through the Alexandria Project and during his nearly six years at Shumla.
Dr. Carolyn Boyd will be his Graduate Advisor, directing his research topic and serving as the Chair of his thesis committee.
Jerod first learned about the rock art of the Lower Pecos in 2013 when he volunteered to come out and help a graduate student with an excavation during Spring B
reak. A little detour led them to see some rock art, a career defining moment for Jerod. He recalls feeling immediately awestruck as they entered the first shelter. It was clear to him that this was something of incredible importance, something he wanted to understand. The endless questions flooded his mind on that day and started him o
n this path.