Executive Director, SHUMLA School
Phone: (432) 292-4848
Office: PO Box 627, Comstock, TX 78837 Research
Carolyn E. Boyd received her B.A. and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Texas A&M University. She is an archaeologist, adjunct faculty at Texas A&M, and the Executive Director of the SHUMLA School. Dr. Boyd is actively engaged in several educational outreach programs through the SHUMLA School, a nonprofit organization Studying the Human Use of Materials, Land, and Art. Boyd's primary research contributions are to the fields of cognitive and experimental archaeology, as they apply to the technology and interpretation of the prehistoric art of the Lower Pecos River region in southwestern Texas and northern Mexico. Her research examines the role of artists as active participants in the social, economic, and ideological fabric of the community and the function of art as a mechanism for social and environmental adaptation. Her first book, Rock Art of the Lower Pecos, published by Texas A&M University Press, was released in November 2003.