Karen Steelman

Kevin ContiIn January, I became the Assistant Research Director for Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center, which documents and studies rock art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of southwest Texas. Before that, I was Professor of Chemistry at the University for Central Arkansas, where I taught and conducted research with undergraduate students for 12.5 years.  My research interests include radiocarbon dating and chemical analyses of rock paintings. I have served one term as a Director on the ARARA Board. For the past two years, I have provided input on decisions, including updating the website and increasing support for students to attend the ARARA conference.  I believe that we must recruit younger members, as they are the future of our organization.  I have also been updating the ARARA Procedures Manual and would like the opportunity to continue with this work. ARARA is a place where members from different backgrounds come together.

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