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Archaeological Field School at Eagle Nest Canyon Student Information Packet
SHUMLA PO Box 627 Comstock, TX 78837
Texas State University’s LPC Archaeological Field School will be taught at SHUMLA June 3- July 3, 2013. SHUMLA School, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people of all ages with the land and their cultural heritage. The SHUMLA campus is a living museum 50 miles west of Del Rio in Val Verde County that offers people of all ages and backgrounds an experience of enrichment and discovery in one of the most spectacular landscapes in Texas. This experiential educational center is situated along the Pecos River on 1600 acres of land provided by a local ranching family. Programs conducted at the School focus upon the cultural and ecological resources present in this archeological heartland of Texas. In the region surrounding SHUMLA there are hundreds of rock shelter sites, most of which contain archeological deposits and many of which contain elaborately painted murals that date back to over four thousand years ago. No other region in the Americas is known to contain so many well-preserved hunter-gatherer sites in such a small area. The broad expanse of undeveloped land surrounding the school makes this site well suited for instruction and innovative studies in archaeology, ecology, natural history, prehistoric lifeways, and expressive culture. The topics discussed below represent an effort to anticipate many of the questions you might have about SHUMLA and the LPC Archaeological Field School. If there are matters not covered here, please contact the SHUMLA office at 432.292.4847 or email programs@SHUMLA.org or Dr. Steve Black at Texas State University at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TRANSPORTATION A caravan will leave the Texas State campus at 8:30am on June 3rd. As field school approaches, more details will be sent out. If you are flying in from out of state, you may arrive early and accommodations will be arranged provided you give SHUMLA advance notice of your itinerary. You will not need a vehicle while at the field school. Transportation to and from rock art sites will be provided by Texas State and SHUMLA. ACCOMMODATIONS SHUMLA facilities include student ceiling fan-cooled dormitories, a 1600-square foot Pavilion surrounded by a 1200-square foot covered porch, a laboratory, kitchen, and offices, and an 1800-square foot educational center which houses a field library, classroom/laboratory, and two instructor cabins. Students will be housed in dormitories at the SHUMLA campus, males in one room and females in the other. Each participant will be provided a cot, small aluminum table, and comfortable chair. Students have the choice of bringing their own tent. RESTROOMS AND SHOWERS A separate 950-square foot restroom and shower house contains hot showers and all the comforts of home. There are two showers, two sinks, and three toilets in the men’s and in the ladies’ facilities. LAUNDRY A washing machine and dryer are located in the utility room at the back of the Shower House. Students will have access to these facilities; however, we ask that use of this equipment be only as needed. No more than once a week. Remember, we are in the field and a little dirt is a very good thing! SHUMLA will provide the laundry soap and dryer sheets. FOOD Three meals a day are provided for the duration of the field school. SHUMLA and Texas State will not be responsible for any special foods that you may want (e.g., energy drinks, specialty snacks, etc.). To avoid visitation by critters we ask that you DO NOT keep food in sleeping facilities. HOUSEKEEPING CHORES Everyone will be required to participate in the essentials of washing dishes, assisting with cooking, cleaning of the
STUDENT INFORMATION CHECKLIST Most of this information is yours to keep; HOWEVER, please complete and return the following forms from this packet to SHUMLA by MAY 1, 2013
Health Information Form (pg 8) SHUMLA and Texas State Acceptance, Release,
and Waiver (pgs 9-10)
SHUMLA Release and Waiver of Liability,
Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement (pgs 11-12) SHUMLA Code of Ethics and Conduct (pg 14) Insurance Coverage Certification (pg 15)
quickdrying items that can stand a good deal of wear and tear. etc. however. All of these items are prohibited at the field sites and during lab. It is understood. loose-fitting clothes that work well for kneeling. CLOTHING AND PERSONAL EFFECTS The best clothing for students to wear is washable. but highly recommended – provides extra comfort) Bedding (sheet and light blanket or sleeping bag. sitting. that they can only be used under conditions that do not disturb other students. These should be comfortable.. the more protection you have. fine point) Clipboard Each student will be issued a recording kit upon arrival at the school. Silva Polaris) Metric Tape Measure (3-8 meters. laptops. like nalgeene Hydration system. with locking mechanism) Pencils (mechanical). etc.restroom and shower house. shopping. the wider the better. but these systems will not have access to the internet. pillow) Laptop with wireless access for personal use Bath towel and washcloth Hand and body lotion Personal toiletries Bag for dirty clothes. Illegal drugs and controlled substances Firearms Animals/pets ELECTRONIC AUDIO EQUIPMENT Radios. especially when they become wet with sweat. may be brought to SHUMLA. Sharpie marker (black. but recommended) Light jacket Insect head net (optional) Kneeling pad – find in garden section (optional) Sunglasses (optional but highly recommended) Flashlight (REQUIRED) Leatherman-type pliers with belt holster (highly recommended to extract thorns) Binoculars (optional) FIELD EQUIPMENT SHUMLA and Texas State will provide most of the field equipment and recording supplies needed. water shoes for the river Socks (highly recommend you wear liners and lightweight backpacking socks) Snake-proof gaiters or chaps (optional) U U Work Gloves Hiking stick (optional. Insect repellent Poncho or raincoat (just in case) Long pants. one pair of Carhartt type canvas pants Shorts (for time spent in camp) Long-sleeved shirts T-shirts Swimming suit (optional) Sturdy leather boots for hiking (ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL – see attached info on boots and socks) Tennis shoes or sandals for around camp. the better Chapstick with sunscreen Camera (optional. and MP3 players etc.5” Marshalltownnot a garden trowel) Compass (e. The staff is not only concerned about sunburn. and rock climbing. the better. Students will be expected to bring their own: Small triangular trowel (e. They will be responsible for the kit throughout the course. but highly recommended) Sleeping pad (optional. INSURANCE All students must have health insurance coverage for the duration of the field school.g. iPODs. The policy must be in place prior to the beginning of the field session.g. FORBIDDEN ITEMS If you bring one of the forbidden items to SHUMLA you will be subject to immediate dismissal with loss of all academic credit and no tuition or fee refund. The Camp Manager will assign chores on a rotating basis so that work assignments fall equally among all students. Please bring the following supplies with you to SHUMLA. The course instructors reserve the right to require students to wear long sleeved shirts and long pants under certain circumstances. Small/medium backpack/daypack Water bottles or canteen. Use of a duffel bag is encouraged – something that can be slid underneath your cot to make the most of your floor space. 4. Experience has shown that low-rise jeans are unsuitable and very uncomfortable in the field. Computers will be provided by SHUMLA and Texas State for lab/class use. Tightfitting jeans will obstruct your flexibility.. but also dehydration and other heat-related illnesses. Please complete the Insurance Coverage Certification form and provide the name and policy number of your Health and Accident Insurance. 2|Page . such as camelback Hat with wide brim and bandanna or neckerchief Sunscreen – a MUST HAVE. We will also be trekking through prickly brush on some hikes. the higher the SPF.
and falls can be avoided by wearing proper foot gear. AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES The use of “controlled” or “mind altering” substances is prohibited. but realize that depending upon your carrier.Temperatures during the day can and likely will exceed 100 degrees with very few options for shade. thorny brush. Students register for academic courses through the Student Information System/Catsweb during regular University registration periods for Summer 2013. Sunday curfew is 9 pm. Due to the extreme afternoon heat. WEEKLY SCHEDULE Monday-Saturday will be work days including field trips. We will be climbing in and out of canyons. Again. but you can at least reduce the impact. VISITORS Off-day visitors by special permission only. and challenging experience at the field school. (4) Poisonous snakes and spiders – Yes. it may or may not work. long pants. U U are located in Comstock. (2) Rough. dress appropriately to reduce injuries. rocky terrain – The environment of this region is unforgiving. Snake proof gaiters or chaps are an option.txstate. stimulating. We have no control over nature or the weather. You may want to bring your cell phone.edu/ students/enrollment-application. a hat. and is not permitted during course time. AT&T is the only service that works reliably west of Del Rio. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Proper footwear is a must. On your off day. You don’t want to discover on the first day that your boots don’t fit.SHUMLA Payment Deadline ($1200) for nonscholarship recipients & forms from this packet due back to SHUMLA. boulder-hopping. Students will find additional information about registering and paying for the academic course associated with this program on the Extension Course Application and Registration page (http://www. Many times sprained ankles. and long sleeved shirts as protection from the sun. but you should let a staff member know where you are going and when to expect you back. Avoidance is virtually impossible. but can also be quite warm.html) or they can contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. Boots should be “broken-in” before arriving.SAFETY ISSUES We want to provide you with a rewarding. and lab work. COMMUNICATIONS There is no pay phone on the property. (3) Extreme heat/sunburn . The use of alcoholic beverages will be restricted to days off. VACCINATIONS It is strongly recommended that students make sure that their tetanus shot is up-to-date. ALWAYS keep sleeping facilities closed. However. and because we respect the environmental challenges of the Lower Pecos wilderness. Evenings can be cool. Personal time will be given each day in the late afternoon or early evening. Further. Come prepared for almost anything (except snow). Students may opt to take one additional day off during the field school. There is a pay phone at the Seminole Canyon State Historical Park headquarters (about 10 miles away) and SHUMLA offices 3|Page . We are telling you about the risks associated with your stay because we respect your right to be made aware of these risks. The most common and prevalent risks are: (1) Thorny shrubs and sharp cacti – the best prevention is proper attire and caution. Please let anyone you list as a “contact person” know that you are submitting their names to SHUMLA personnel in case of an accident while you are with us. Tuition is paid online through SBS Billing and Payment. Violation of these rules may result in dismissal from the field school without academic credit and without refund of fees or tuition. Long-sleeved shirts and long field pants will afford considerable protection. Saturday nights and Sundays are off. we will leave for the field at dawn each morning and return to camp in the afternoon around 2:00 pm. It will not be possible to accommodate visitors for meals or housing.extension. you may leave campus if you have a ride. the use of tobacco products is forbidden in all SHUMLA facilities and vehicles. We cannot guarantee you a risk-free visit.Scholarship Apps due to SHUMLA 1 May . discussions. which is located right behind the educational center. TOBACCO. Sturdy leather hiking boots and appropriate socks are a must for this rugged terrain. reception is usually okay atop Jackrabbit Hill. and occasionally fighting our way through dense. check your shoes before you put them on. It is essential that you wear sunscreen. The snakes will be doing their best to stay out of our way – we will do our best to pay them the same courtesy! The best thing to remember is to PLAY IT SAFE – don’t step or reach into any place your vision is blocked by shrubs or rocks. 2013 DEADLINE CHECKLIST: 15 March . as decided by the professors. and stay alert. blisters. we have rattlesnakes and numerous other poisonous snakes and spiders. which is 18 miles east of the campus. After dinner we may meet for evening lectures. Gate will be locked until the following morning.
4|Page . stay on the main road that goes straight up over the hill (do not go to the right). so go slowly. so that is your clue to slow down. As soon as you get off the west end of the bridge it is 5 miles to the turn-off to SHUMLA. As you enter the ranch. You will cross the Pecos River about 12 miles west of Comstock. You will have to stop at a Border Inspection Station that has drug dogs shortly before reaching Comstock. Go straight through Comstock on US Hwy 90. You can also Google Earth “SHUMLA” since the campus is located where the town SHUMLA used to be.. The road is rough as you approach the pavilion. The gate into the ranch is marked SHUMLA Ranch and will be open for you. At that crossing there are no warning signals so be careful as you cross the track. At the bottom of the hill you will take a left and it will lead you straight to the pavilion. U There will be a roadside stop on top of a cut in the roadbed on the left side of the highway about 1/2 mile before you get to SHUMLA. Right after the road cut you will see a dirt road that goes off to the right (it's the old railroad bed).you will take that turn-off and follow it across the railroad tracks..MAP AND DIRECTIONS U Directions to the SHUMLA campus: Travel west from Del Rio on HWY 90. About 3/4 mile later you will arrive at another open gate and if you look to your left you will see the buildings of the school.
which makes them perfect for warm. Leaking occurs when water seeps through the needle-holes or spaces between the boot panels.This is leather that's been treated to be waterproof.and off-trail hiking with light to moderate backpacking loads. cushioning and breathability.net/~barbmurray/boots. Some of these models are designed specifically for rough terrain with heavy backpacking loads. They also cost less.This refers to construction techniques designed to keep leaks out (like seamsealing. they provide a high degree of ankle and foot protection. but remember -. repeated flexing or a snag causes a stitch to break and 2 panels to separate. durability and water-resistance. Consider the Way the Boots are Constructed Upper construction The more seams a boot or shoe has. the more water-resistant and more durable it will be. Watertight construction is typically combined with waterproofed materials. WHY WOULD WE INCLUDE 3 PGS ON THIS SUBJECT IF IT WASN’T EXTREMELY IMPORTANT? U U Downloaded from http://home.Lightweight. the less seams an upper has. But remember. nylon/split grain boots tend to be less water-resistant than full-grain leather boots (although styles that feature waterproof liners can be just as water-tight. these waterproof barriers often last longer than the boots themselves.These boots (and trail shoes) are designed for day hiking and very short overnight trips only. Consider the Materials The materials used in a given boot or trail shoe will affect its weight. but they are still intended primarily for short to moderate trips over easy to moderate terrain. 2. they are less supportive and durable than the options below. Extended backpacking/mountaineering . if not more so).Nylon and splitgrain leather boots are lightweight and breathable. It's used primarily in backpacking boots designed for extended trips. breathability. These barriers are available in a variety of boot styles.to moderate-weather use and short to moderate backpacking trips.htm Some of the key considerations for Hiking Boots are: 1. They tend to be softer on your feet. Nylon mesh and split grain leather . however. Begin your search for the right boots or shoes by focusing on the category that best matches your backpacking plans. support and protection. the higher the risk for leaks and/or blow-outs. Waterproof liners -. Blow-outs occur when general wear. durable and supportive (more so than split-grain leather or nylon). but it typically lasts far longer. heavy loads and hard terrain. If cared for correctly. Gore-Tex (and the others) don't last forever.leaks may still occur (depending on how well the boot pieces are put together).These are the special waterproof barriers described above that are built right into the boot to protect you from whatever leaks make it through the boot materials. They are designed with multi-day trips in mind. They are more durable and supportive than lightweight hiking boots. These liners typically do a great job of keeping you dry. Full-grain leather usually requires a break-in period. Not as lightweight or breathable 5|Page as nylon/split grain combinations. They offer the very best in durability.These boots are designed for on. Since boots made of different fabrics can be very similar in performance.Hiking Boots and Socks THINK ABOUT IT. Be sure to follow all care instructions that come with your boots so that they can perform well and last a long time. Some are stiff enough to accept crampons for snow/ice travel. Consider the Kinds of Trips You Have Planned Outdoor footwear can be divided into 3 basic categories. personal preference is often the key when choosing between them. It's great stuff to have.Full-grain leather is extremely water-resistant. 3. Waterproof (or water-tight) construction -. the materials protecting it and how well the boots/shoes are taken care of. and they are almost always lighter than full-grain leather boots. They stress comfort. waterproof barriers (like Gore-Tex®) are built into many hiking boots to enhance their water resistance. In general. Unfortunately. Connection between the upper and the sole Hiking boot soles are either stitched or cemented to the rest of the boot.and off-trail hiking with moderate to heavy backpacking loads. As a result. TIP: The water-proofness (or water-resistance) of your hiking boots depends significantly on how well you treat them. Full-grain leather . they take less time to break in. Midweight hiking/backpacking .These boots are designed for on. Waterproof barriers . Durable and supportive. NOTE: Be careful when shopping for backpacking boots to differentiate between the following: Waterproof leather -. Lightweight hiking . U U .earthlink. special stitches and precise designs). from lightweight hikers to extended hiking/backpacking models. Waterproof performance depends upon the type of barrier used.
Check the initial fit . Caring for your Hiking Boots 6|Page Some of the key considerations for Hiking Socks are: .Durable. reliable. If you need to speed up the drying process. dry your boots completely after each trip. Your feet should not slide forward easily. stores such as REI include specific treatment suggestions in Footwear Spec Charts. Different types of treatments are intended for different types of boot materials. U U U U U 4. but they should still be comfortable. Treating/Conditioning your Boots A variety of boot treatments are available to condition the leather (and other materials) in your hiking boots. even if the first pair feels good. Leather boots can also be rinsed off. Fitting tips: Begin with a foot measurement . Dirt particles are very abrasive and over time they can damage just about any boot material. Test for Fit Once you've narrowed down your options to a handful of boots or shoes. To dry them. lost-lasting bonds (depending upon the process and specific glue used). Proper boot care and conditioning is important whether you hike in dry. Good-fitting boots will hold your feet firmly in place without binding or pinching them. but loose enough that flexing your foot forward is not uncomfortable. try stuffing dry newspaper inside your boots to absorb water. New boots may feels a little stiff at first. Use these measurements as your starting point for trying on boots. Don't set your boots near a fire (or other heat source) to dry them more quickly. Taking a little extra time to care for your hiking boots can add years to their useful lives. especially leather ones. It hasn't always been reliable.Have an experienced salesperson measure both of your feet using a Brannock device (a good place for this is REI). benefit from frequent cleaning and occasional conditioning with special boot treatments. Cementing . Use wax or silicone-based treatments only. Don't rely solely on your "regular" shoe size when searching for the best fitting boots or shoes. step onto an incline facing downhill (if one is available) to check for foot slippage. try a larger size or a different boot. but repeated washing and drying can dry out the leather over time and make it brittle.Lace up the boots and stand up. since high temperatures can damage boot materials and the cements used to hold them together. Oil-based products are intended to soften leathers and make them more supple. One manufacturer's "9" may vary widely from another's (see below). It's hard to keep your hiking boots clean while you're using them. Drying your Boots Whenever possible. Most cemented boots can now be resoled just like traditional stitch-down models. Your heel should be held firmly in place. try the next bigger size. If either of these is possible. To help you find the best match for your boots. You may need to use extra socks or an insert to take up extra space in the other boot.Faster and less expensive than stitching. NOTE: If your boots are wet and dirty. simply store them in a dry. nor should you be able to move your heel from side to side. fit your larger foot first. If your toes make contact with the front of the boot without much forward movement. can be undone to replace the sole once it has worn down. hot climates or wet. These treatments condition leather and provide additional water protection to keep your feet dry. U U U U U U U U 5.Stitching . Every boot model is built around a different "last" (standard foot shape).Try on a number of boot models before you decide on a single pair.Take a walk and see how comfortable the boots/shoes are. resulting in lower boot prices. After a quick walk across a flat surface. Washing your Boots Most fabric boots can be washed on the outside with non-detergent soap and water to remove built-up dirt. Refer to the manufacturer's care instructions for specific details on how to use these products. A Note on Oil Treatments Avoid using oil-based treatments like Mink Oil on any leather hiking boots. the best way to decide between them is to try them on. Norwegian) result in different strengths and stiffnesses. it's best to dry them first. how often you use them and the specific treatment you choose. try a smaller (or lower volume) boot. Boot treatments come in spray. simply follow the instructions included with each boot treatment. Different techniques (Littleway. If your foot feels cramped or your toes make contact with the front or sides of the toe box. Pick the right socks . but brushing the dirt and mud off them after every hike will help keep them in good condition. temperate areas. If one foot is larger than the other (which is quite common). try a half size down. warm area. If your foot feels like it's "floating" inside the boot. but most modern methods produce durable. of course. which can negatively affect the support of hiking boots. Investigate your options . foot movement and/or heel lift. The number of times you have to apply the treatment each season will depend the boots you own. U U U U All hiking boots. Basic Boot Care The key to keeping your boots in good shape is to keep them as clean as possible. liquid and paste form. To condition your boots correctly. Take a walk . Check for any looseness. They should feel snug around the ball and instep of your foot. Most of these treatments are also formulated to enhance water-repellency. then brush the dirt off. so each one will grab you a little differently. Replace the newspaper frequently for best results.Wear the type of socks and sock liners that you'll be using out on the trail whenever you try on boots.
Cotton absorbs sweat. including mohair. and retains heat when wet.The socks you wear on the trail can have a significant effect on your backpacking experience. Thermax®. U U U U U U they address many of these problems. These materials are available in a variety of sock styles and thicknesses. It is warm. socks must be chosen carefully to match the kinds of conditions you expect.Many backpacking socks provide extra cushioning around the heel. And be sure to buy the right size--your socks should fit snugly. cotton can be a great choice for light hiking in summer. do not have this problem). Wool blends (combinations of wool and synthetic materials) are extremely popular because U U Support materials . Because most lightweight backpacking socks are made from wicking materials. Like footwear. 7|Page . mountaineering socks are too thick and warm for basic backpacking journeys in warm conditions. U U 3. warmest and most cushioned socks available. U U Silk . lightweight backpacking socks stress wicking performance and comfort over warmth. The synthetic wicking materials (like polypropylene and Coolmax) used in wicking sock liners are often woven into thicker backpacking socks as well. However.Silk is a natural insulator. It's comfortable and lightweight.Sock liners are thin.Designed for warm conditions and easy trails. tough terrain and cold temperatures. These elastic materials help socks hold their shape and keep bunching and wrinkling to a minimum. Take a Test Drive When possible.Wool is an extremely popular natural sock material. Unfortunately. U U Cushioning materials .Mountaineering socks are the thickest. Mountaineering socks . or in some cases by weaving long-wearing materials like acrylic into those areas.100% cotton is not recommended as a sock material for backpacking. And when combined with wool or other wicking and insulating fibers. It's occasionally used in sock liners for reliable wicking. to enhance wicking performance. Thermastat®) trap warmth like wool. Bunched up sock material can make any backpacking trip an uncomfortable one. But they are relatively thin so that you can stay comfortable on warm weather trips. lightweight wicking socks designed to be worn right next to your skin. Many models have extra padding built into high-impact areas like the heel and the ball of the foot for maximum comfort. They tend to be thicker and warmer than lightweight hiking socks. Usually. Consider the Kinds of Trips You Have in Mind Backpacking socks are designed to provide warmth. U U Cotton .Many of today's hiking socks include a small percentage of either stretch nylon or Lycra® spandex. These socks are thicker. U U 2. the ball of the foot and the toe area to increase comfort. They also dry more quickly and are more abrasion resistant. They are designed for long trips. take a quick walk in the sock styles you are considering to get a feel for how much cushioning they have. These socks should be worn with liners. without the negatives mentioned above.REI offers a number of man-made materials designed to insulate like wool and wick moisture. Here are the basic categories you have to choose from: Liners . They are designed to be worn under other socks. cushioning and abrasion resistance in a variety of conditions. These liners wick sweat away from the surface of your foot to keep you dry and more comfortable. 1. warmer and more durable than liners alone. Midweight hiking/backpacking socks . The right sock for you depends on the kinds of trips you have planned and the weather conditions you expect. but not as durable as other options. Synthetic insulating materials . It can also wear out quickly if not reinforced with other materials. provides no insulation when wet and it can lead to discomfort and blisters out on the trail. wool can take a long time to dry and it can be scratchy next to your skin (NOTE: many new wool options.These socks are designed to provide reliable cushioning and insulation in moderate to cold conditions. Lightweight hiking/backpacking socks . cotton is extremely comfortable. dries slowly. The padding is created either by increasing the density of the weave in those areas. but they are softer on the skin. Consider Your Material Options Wool . cushioning. These materials (Hollofil®. This extra padding can be a real foot-saver on hard trips over rough terrain. they can be worn with or without liner socks. Liners also limit the amount of abrasion between your outer sock and your skin. They also provide more cushioning.
please contact the Val Verde County Sheriff at 830-774-7513. food. and I will notify the SHUMLA School. illness or injury affecting myself. hereafter of any relevant changes in my health that occur prior to the start of the program. physician and emergency contact information are solely for emergency purposes and will only be used if deemed necessary and/or in the event of a perceived medical emergency.)? If YES. In order for us to make your SHUMLA experience as safe and fun as possible. insects. Provided responses will be kept strictly confidential. 8|Page . In the event of an emergency. Signature of participant _________________________________________________ Date ____________________ IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AT HOME. Do you have any known allergies (to medications.Health Information Medical. explain _______________________ U _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ U Do you have any dietary restrictions? _________________________________ Are you a vegan/vegetarian? ____ Are you routinely taking any medication(s). either prescribed or over-the-counter? If YES. Should I fail to meet these requirements. and that it is imperative I be in good physical condition prior to arrival at SHUMLA. explain ________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Physician (Name) _______________________________________________________ Phone (_____) ______-_______ Emergency Contact (Name) ___________________________________ Emergency Phone (_____) ______-_______ I certify that all responses made on this Application and Health Information form are true and accurate. tell your friends and family to contact you at these phone numbers: 432-292-4848 SHUMLA office 432-291-3202 SHUMLA campus (usually answering machine checked in the evenings during programs) If you are unable to reach anyone at either of these two locations and there is an emergency situation. Inc. please answer these general questions about you personally and any special preferences you may have. the undersigned hereby authorizes immediate hospitalization and treatment recommended by and carried out under the supervision of a qualified physician. I understand participation in this course requires hiking across rugged. I have read and understand the Field Methods in Rock Art Student Information Packet. etc. please list _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Do you have any other physical or medical conditions you wish to make us aware of prior to coming to SHUMLA? If YES. including administering anesthetic and performing necessary surgery. steep terrain in high temperatures. I understand that in no way is SHUMLA or its staff responsible for my inability to participate in any or all of the field school. ________________________________________ (student’s name). Additionally.
3. that decision will be final. agents. Inc. Inc. Inc. ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES — I agree to the following policies and procedures: 1. Inc. including free time.SHUMLA School. I must adhere to all policies outlined in the Texas State University Code of Student Conduct and the SHUMLA Code of Ethics and Conduct. INVOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL — I acknowledge that expenses occasioned by my involuntary withdrawal from the program shall be the sole and excusive financial responsibility of myself. 2. PERSONAL CONDUCT — Staff. projects. and Waiver Student Name: ___________________________________Program: 2013 LPC Archaeological Field School Program Location: The SHUMLA School. including free time. and Texas State have the authority to establish rules of conduct necessary for the operation of the program during the entire period of the program. BEHAVIORAL RESPONSIBILITY — I am aware of the expected behavioral responsibility while participating in the program. use of illegal drugs or for any conduct that might bring the program into disrepute or its participants into legal jeopardy. CLASS ATTENDANCE — Students enrolled in the program are required to attend all scheduled activities and field trips. Inc. b) All participants must attend all the information meetings. and/or Texas State are not responsible for me should I choose to leave the campus. Should an official representative of SHUMLA or Texas State decide that a participant must be separated from the program because of violation of stated rules. of any plans to leave the SHUMLA campus at any period of the program. In addition. C. Separation from the program will result in loss of all academic credit. Condition for Enrollment A. Behavioral responsibilities shall be applicable during the program both when in the company of other program participants and when I am physically separated from other program participants. If the student will not be able to attend. 2. and Texas State University program to which I have applied. agents. and field trips. RESPONSIBILITY DURING FREE TIME — I agree to inform and gain permission from an official representative of the SHUMLA School. have been approved to participate in the SHUMLA School. Release. the undersigned. 1. loss of all course credit and full payment of the program fees. The program will combine classroom study with out-of-classroom learning in the form of assignments. Comstock. Texas Dates: June 3 – July 3. Inc. Inc. In addition. Illegal activities place not only the individual but the group and the program in jeopardy. I understand the staff. and Texas State University Acceptance. ILLEGAL DRUG USE — The use of illegal or unauthorized drugs during the entire period of the program. The consequences of illegal or unauthorized use during the program include immediate expulsion from the program. or representatives of the SHUMLA School. 2013 I. I have the opportunity to gain academic credit from Texas State University through participation in the program and agree that: I. B. Program fees will not be refunded for persons dismissed from the program. I do hereby accept my participation in such and understand that I am accountable for all program fees. COURSE REGISTRATION a) All the deadlines specified by the Academic Program Director must be met. In addition. s/he will be responsible for obtaining the information provided in the meeting and will be responsible 9|Page . is strictly prohibited. or representatives of the SHUMLA School. and Texas State University that I will conduct myself in an appropriate manner. I hereby assure the SHUMLA School. I understand that I must adhere to all policies and to the code of ethics and conduct outlined below.. for disruptive behavior.
Signature of Participant _______________________________________ Date _____________ Name (please print) ______________________________________________________________ 10 | P a g e . and I accept all financial responsibility for such treatment. disability and hospitalization insurance to cover myself during participation in the program. and their regents. Release and Waiver of Liability. I further acknowledge that have read. should I be required to be hospitalized during the program. and signed the SHUMLA School. property damage or loss caused by or resulting from my acts or omissions during enrollment in any Texas State University program. I recognize that SHUMLA School. I agree to consult with a medical doctor in regards to medical issues or needs I may have. Inc. I am aware that the SHUMLA School. Inc. and (4) arising from weather or illness. INDEMIFICATION — I shall indemnify and hold harmless the Board of Regents. Inc. F. hospitalization or surgery. understood. Texas State University-San Marcos. (3) arising from transportation services or living accommodation. and Waiver (continued) for any forthcoming problems derived by this situation. understood. I have fully described any physical or psychological problems I may have on the SHUMLA School. Inc. or Texas State University to secure medical treatment on my behalf. the SHUMLA School. and Texas State University has no obligation to provide any form of insurance and that it is my responsibility to make sure that my policy be in effect for the entire period of the program. GENERAL RELEASE AND LIABILITY WAIVER — I release the Board of Regents.SHUMLA School. accident. Assumption of Risk. employees and agents from any and all claims. Release and Waiver of Liability. and Texas State University Acceptance. Texas State University System. employees and agents from all claims: (1) for my personal injuries. Inc. I am aware that. board of directors. Further. I understand and accept each of the above conditions. I further acknowledge that have read. the SHUMLA School. and their regents. (2) for damage to my property. CONSENT TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT — While participating in the program. and Texas State will not be responsible for any problem or complication due to incomplete applications. I acknowledge that on rare occasions an emergency may develop which necessitates the administration of medical care. D. Health Information form. Inc. Release. and Texas State University cannot assume responsibility for the provision of medical services to its students or the payment thereof. Inc. including surgery and the administration of an anesthetic. G. SHUMLA School. Inc. In the event of illness or injury to me. Texas State University System. demands. and signed the SHUMLA School. and Texas State University cannot be responsible for attending to any of my medical needs. Inc. rather. and causes of action and all expenses incidental thereto (including reasonable attorney fees). Inc. d) The student must keep constant communication with the Academic Program Director to be updated with any information related to the program. E. including death. MEDICAL RESPONSIBILITY — I acknowledge that there are certain risks inherent in this program and that SHUMLA School. Assumption of Risk. c) The students will be responsible to turn in all the required documents on time. the SHUMLA School... Texas State University-San Marcos. based upon or arising out of any personal injury (including death). Inc. I assume all risks and responsibilities therefore and that I have adequate insurance to meet any and all needs for payment of hospital costs during the program. Inc. and Indemnity Agreement. and Indemnity Agreement. and Texas State University cannot and do not assume legal responsibility for payment of such costs. I authorize any official representative of SHUMLA School. I understand that I am required to have adequate health.
due to any cause whatsoever 3 on the part of SHUMLA. and indemnify SHUMLA and its Personnel from and against any and all losses. including. guides. or one or more of its Personnel. damage. servants. teachers. MEDICAL TREATMENT. AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT I. and. breach of any other duty imposed by law. United States of America. In the event of an emergency while participating in SHUMLA activities: 1) I grant permission to the physician and/or treatment facility selected by its Personnel to secure and administer treatment. instructors. or anyone on my behalf. Inc. injuries. camping. 11 | P a g e . including my own health. _____________________________ (print name). 1 In return for SHUMLA’s permission for me to do so. other land controlled by SHUMLA and/or used and visited by SHUMLA. despite this release and waiver of liability and assumption of risk. 2) I release. I willingly assume and accept all risks and dangers of participating in SHUMLA activities and the possibility of personal injury. I irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Texas and I agree that no other courts can exercise jurisdiction over the agreements referred to in this Release. breach of any contract. I. representatives and affiliates. extreme weather conditions. RELEASE WAIVER OF LIABILITY. Katherine Harrington. without limitation. administrators. successors and assigns. 3 4 In connection with this medical release. including those arising out of rugged terrain. living in. I agree that this SHUMLA Release will be governed exclusively in all respects by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. studying in. volunteers. and mistakes or errors in judgment of any kind. advisory board members. wild animals and poisonous plants and insects. I indemnify. and I am aware that SHUMLA activities involve certain additional dangers and risks. or others (including myself). and otherwise engaging in activities in a rural and desolate environment. state and agree to the following terms and provisions of this Release. hiking. ASSUMPTION OF RISK. I hereby understand. travel difficulties. Jack Harrington. INC. AGREEMENT TO IDEMNIFY: I agree that if. and all of their respective heirs. exploring. employees. FF FF WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I waive any and all claims that I have or may in the future have against. and including all travel related to SHUMLA activities. officers.THE SHUMLA SCHOOL. attorneys’ fees. I expressly understand that the hospital nearest to SHUMLA activities is a minimum of 50 miles distant. and that my liability waiver and indemnification agreement covers transportation of any kind to any medical facility. agents. or cost which is incurred by SHUMLA or its Personnel as a result of such claim. save and hold harmless SHUMLA and its Personnel from any expense of litigation. and/or damages suffered by me as a result of such treatment. working in. 1 Including all SHUMLA events. conferences. desire to visit and/or participate in activities of The SHUMLA School. classes and other activities occurring on the SHUMLA Campus. including hospitalization. death. and release from all liability and agree not to sue SHUMLA and/or any of its Personnel 2 for any damage that I sustain during or as a result of my visit to or participation in any SHUMLA activity. loss. (“SHUMLA”). FF FF FF FF ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I understand the risks inherent in walking. facilities maintenance personnel. liability. driving. Including negligence. 4 FF LAW GOVERNING. makes a claim against SHUMLA or its Personnel. property damage or other loss (financial or otherwise) as a result of any cause whatsoever. hold harmless. and includes any person involved in any way with that transportation. 2 Including directors.
next of kin. including promotional statements made by SHUMLA in brochures or any other materials prepared by or published by SHUMLA or by any of its Personnel to induce me to participate in SHUMLA activities and programs. and that it will be binding upon my heirs. I am not relying on any oral. AUTHORITY. I confirm that I am of the full age of eighteen (18) years. administrators and successors. In signing this SHUMLA Release. that I have had sufficient time to read and understand what I am agreeing to in this SHUMLA Release before signing it. executors. written or visual statements of any kind.VOLUNTARY AGREEMENT. Signed: _________________ DATE ___________________________________ SIGNATURE ____________________________________ PRINTED NAME ____________________________________ ___________________________________ ADDRESS 12 | P a g e .
deterioration from human actions is completely avoidable. Modified from “Fragile Heritage: A Rock Art Field Guide” by David Lewis-Williams and Geoffrey Blundell (1998. if the rock art is damaged or destroyed. The use of chalk. both deliberate and unintentional.Rock Art Site Etiquette Rock art is a precious. Never enter private property without landowner’s permission. Causes of rock art deterioration can be divided into two categories: natural and human. Not only is this illegal. Avoid touching the art. © cboyd By following a few simple guidelines. then inform the nearest legal authority. Treat the images on stone with the same respect that you would give to a valuable museum artifact or a sacred object. nests. and “Guidelines for Guiding Visitors to Rock Art Sites” American Rock Art Research Association. “Caring for Rock Art: Conservation and Preservation” by Claire Dean (1997). If they persist. and other such materials to outline or enhance the images for “better” photographs or “easier” documentation permanently damages the art. Unfortunately. Tracings and rubbings damage the art unless you have undergone the necessary training at one of the rock art institutes. Follow the wilderness motto of “Leave nothing but your footsteps behind”. Never apply any liquid or dry substance to the rock art. Take only photographs. The fats and oils on your hands and other parts of your body hasten the decay of the art and contaminate it for any dating or chemical analysis. 13 | P a g e . such as wind. it is impossible to safely remove these materials from the rock surface. but the practice rapidly destroys the art. If you see other people damaging the rock art. No matter how tempting. or any other material from the rock art panel. Once applied. rain. Make sure that you are welcome. rock art sites suffer the greatest damage from human actions. never throw water or any other liquid over the images. plants. paint. Although rock art deterioration resulting from natural causes. you can help ensure that these images remain unharmed for future generations to learn from and to enjoy. the site will be destroyed. Avoid stirring up dust from the shelter floor. charcoal. intervene. but if many people do the same. Never remove lichen. non-renewable cultural resource. Never remove any stone tool or other archeological artifact from rock art sites. and animal activity may be unavoidable. This dust settles on the art and bonds with other substances on the wall to form an opaque crust over the paintings. Removal by an untrained person can result in significant damage to the rock art. it is lost forever. You may think that no one will miss a single artifact. There are rock art conservators trained to do this kind of work.
Your signature also signifies your acceptance of the Rock Art Site Etiquette required of you as presented above. PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING SHUMLA School. or selling archaeological materials. and/or the logos adopted by the Association and the identification of an individual as a member of ARARA are allowed only in conjunction with rock art projects undertaken in full accordance with accepted professional archeological standards. Inc.arara. Board of Directors. All rock art recording shall be nondestructive with regard to the rock art itself and the associated archaeological remains which may be present. Inc. and volunteers shall adhere to highest standards demanded of professionals in the fields of archaeology. Persons violating this Code of Ethics and Conduct are subject to removal from any association with SHUMLA School. in accordance with procedures set forth in the SHUMLA School. Removal of soil shall not be undertaken for the sole purpose of exposing subsurface rock art. Potentially destructive recording and research procedures shall be undertaken only after careful consideration of any potential damage to the rock art site. or engage in the practice of buying or selling artifacts for commercial purposes or engage in the willful destruction or distortion of archaeological data or disregard proper archaeological field techniques. shall intentionally violate the terms and conditions of any Texas antiquities statutes (see Texas Natural Resources Code. In addition they shall discourage all activities that result in loss of scientific knowledge including irresponsible excavation. please indicate by signing and returning this agreement with the rest of your application. using the human and natural resources of the Lower Pecos River region of Texas. Inc. If the foregoing terms are acceptable to you. Bylaws. exchanging. Participant’s Signature _________________________________________________________ Date _________________ Printed Name _________________________________________________________________________________________ 14 | P a g e . or shall hereafter be amended or enacted. Chapter 191). buying. http://www. including the Board of Directors. Rock art research shall be subject to appropriate regulations and property access requirements. The SHUMLA Code of Ethics and Conduct is promulgated to insure that every person associated with the SHUMLA School. as a condition of membership. 2. 1. research projects may not be represented as having the sponsorship of ARARA without express approval of the Executive Committee. to abide by the standards of conduct stated herein. No person associated with the SHUMLA School. as now exist. No person associated with the SHUMLA School. the initials of ARARA.SHUMLA Code of Ethics IMPORTANT. The name ARARA may not be used for commercial purposes. Inc. Inc. While members may use their affiliation with ARARA for identification purposes. shall violate any provision of the Code of Ethics promulgated by the American Rock Art Research Association. Make sure you retain a copy of the signed agreement for your own records. Using the name of the American Rock Art Research Association. hoarding.html The American Rock Art Research Association subscribes to the following Code of Ethics and enjoins its members. The SHUMLA Code of Ethics was approved the 25th day of March 2006 by the SHUMLA School. permanent and part-time staff. Title 9. rock art research and education. No artifacts shall be collected unless the work is done as part of a legally constituted program of archaeological survey or excavation. collecting. and national antiquities laws will be strictly adhered to by the membership of ARARA. state. is dedicated to the ethical pursuit of education and research. Inc.. Inc.org/Ethics. All local. No excavation shall be conducted unless the work is one as part of a legally constituted excavation project.
2013 INSURANCE COVERAGE CERTIFICATION I hereby certify that I am covered by health insurance that provides coverage I have determined to be adequate and satisfactory for injury or illness that might befall me while I am participating in a SHUMLA School. Print Name _______________________________________________________________________________________ Signature _________________________________________________________________________________________ Date ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Insurance Company ______________________________________________________________________________ Policy Number ____________________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE ATTACH PROOF OF INSURANCE 15 | P a g e . I further acknowledge that it is my sole responsibility to determine that my health insurance coverage is adequate for my needs. 2013 Lower Pecos Canyonlands Archaeological Field School June 3 – July 3. I acknowledge that neither SHUMLA School. Inc. nor Texas State University has made any representations to me concerning the adequacy of my health insurance. Inc. INC.TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY AND SHUMLA SCHOOL. or Texas State University program.
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