Meet Tim & Audrey!

Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center
Tim Murphy enjoyed running during his collegiate career in Track and Field at the University of California, Irvine before pursuing work in archaeology. Soon after, he worked in Cultural Resource Management for three years in California and assisted teaching at field schools with the San Bernardino National Forest and Wind Wolves Preserve. Tim then attended Northern Arizona University for a Master’s Degree in Archaeology studying ancient trails in the Mojave Desert using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He was invited to work at Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center after graduating and interned for the fall and winter of 2015. He then accepted an archaeology position on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California with CH2M/Jacobs Engineering and worked there from 2016 to 2019. Before returning back to Shumla in 2020, Tim fulfilled a dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada during the summer of 2019.  
Audrey Lindsay grew up in Columbus, Indiana and was always curious about the American West and archaeology. She completed her B.A. in Anthropology at Indiana University and her interest in rock art sparked during a field school visit to the Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site. Audrey then moved across Continental Divide and fell in love with the American West. She studied Lower Pecos rock art and recording frameworks during an internship with Shumla in 2014 for her Masters in Anthropology at Northern Arizona University. She returned to Shumla for a second internship at the end of 2015, before researching and managing rock art at Vandenberg AFB, California until 2019. Audrey is happy to be back with the Shumla team, and looking forward to the year ahead!
Tim and Audrey joined the Shumla family in mid-January as Project Archaeologists. In the short two weeks since, the team has documented 5 rock art sites. Can you imagine just how much we will be able to accomplish in our final year of the Alexandria Project with such a dynamic team! 

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