Cuban Archaeologist Awarded by National Geographic

HAVANA TIMES — Young Cuban archaeologist Daniel Torres, along with several other researchers in the world, received the 2012 Emerging Explorer Award from the National Geographic Society, reported the Juventud Rebelde newspaper.

The award is presented to outstanding representatives of various disciplines who are considered to be at the beginning of fruitful professional lives.

This was the first time that the award was made to a Cuban specialist, who received it along with fourteen other specialists from nations that included Great Britain, China, India, Mexico and the United States.

Among the highlighted research work of Torres was that related to the discovery of a boat that sunk in the 1950’s and that was buried in sand off the east coast of Havana.