Shown: Homo erectus b uthering Elephas recki
Geologic period: Modern
The elephant buthery site at Olorgesailie, in the 990,000-year-old layer, illustrates the kind of opportunities that existed for hominins in the Olorgesailie basin. More than 2300 stone artifacts were found surrounding the bones of an extinct elephant, Elephas recki. Many of these artifacts were sharp flakes. These flakes could have been used to remove flesh from the elephant, as shown by a cut marks on one of the elephantís ribs, some of the vertebrae, and even the hyoid bone where the elephantís tongue muscles attached.
Other samples of work for Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History:
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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.
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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.
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