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Monday, August 6, 2012
The First Cuban Granted a Prize by National Geographic Society
HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 6.- Young archeologist Daniel Torres became the first Cuba to have been granted the Emerging Explorer Prize by the National Geographic Society.
The prize, granted to different specialists considered to be in the beginning of their careers, was given this year to professionals from 15 countries, including the United States, the U.K., China, India and Mexico, PL news agency reported.
With no previous nomination, the prize is granted every year by an expert committee to researchers around the world, who learn about the prize once it has been granted.
In statements to Juventud Rebelde newspaper Daniel Torres said that the Emerging Explorer prize favors the promotion of the works by the different professionals through the National Geographic TV channel, magazines and online publications.
Some of the studies carried out by Torres that might have influenced the granting of the price include his work on a boat discovered in the 1950s in eastern Havana shores, which could have been the first boat to have reached Cuban coasts.
Also considered was a research the specialist did in eastern Guantanamo province about ceremonial sites of Cuban aborigines, where they used to play a game with characteristics similar to today’s baseball. (ACN)
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