On the Land map by Karen Carr

Shown: The locations of more than 22,000 archaeological sites tied to Alabama's Native American inhabitants, including major sites like Russell Cave, Cedar Bluff, Coon Creek Soapstone Quarry and the Bessemer Mound Site.
Geologic period: Modern


On the Land map

Look closely at the southwest corner of the state: The pronounced straight line of dots shows hundreds of archaeological sites that were uncovered while an energy pipeline was being built. That straight line does not mean that early Native Americans happened to live exactly where the pipeline is today: Rather, it reflects the incredible number of archaeological sites that probably cover the entire state of Alabama.

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Client information:

Alabama Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

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In addition to the time she spends painting, Karen finds time now and again to serve as a guest speaker, lecturer and instructor to museum groups, professional organizations, schools and universities. She has also presented master classes in art and digital painting at universities in the U.S.

Karen has delivered recent presentations for these institutions and groups:

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at the College of William & Mary and at Montana State University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of North Texas
  • Dallas Paleontological Society


About Karen

Originally trained in the classical techniques of illustration and painting, Karen frequently speaks on the transition to a digital world, and on the challenges and benefits this transition poses for artists, clients and viewers. She conducts professional seminars on painting, illustration and digital image creation, and also offers specific programs tailored to the needs of professional groups or classroom instructors.

To contact Karen about a speaking engagement, just drop her a note or call her studio.

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