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Latest Sandra Olsen Stories

2011-03-28 14:48:00

PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff, whose latest book, Cleopatra: A Life, is climbing the New York Times Best Sellers List. Schiff will present her ancient tale of intrigue on April 4, 2011 at the Carnegie Museums as part of the Drue Heinz Lectures, along with an inside look at the museum's anthropology...

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2010-01-05 08:10:00

Sandra Olsen of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History describes how she and her colleagues, with support from NSF, discovered evidence of the early beginnings of horse domestication in Kazakhstan Paleolithic hunters in Europe and Asia began exploiting horses for meat thousands of years ago, yet the origin of horse domestication long has eluded archaeologists--for some captivating reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that for many centuries, horse skeletons did not significantly differ in...

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2005-07-06 14:47:03

PITTSBURGH -- The seven mummies on display at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History are nowhere near as famous as King Tut, but they are just as intriguing. Take the 2,000-year-old body of a teenager, found in the Netherlands. Who was she? Who killed her and why? She certainly was killed; the remains of the cord used to strangle her are still visible around her neck, a century after she was found in a peat bog. Was the killing of "Yde Girl" a punishment, or ritual? The exhibit, "The...