National Geographic : 1963 Jan
Western Speleological Institute and Santa Barbara Museum, 1957. e At Dzibilchaltun, Mexico, Dr. E. Wyllys Andrews of Tulane Univ. heads continuing expedi tion studying, since 1957, what may be largest and longest-inhab ited city of ancient America, occu pied perhaps as early as 2,000 B.C. M With American Museum of Nat ural History, studied descendants of imported greater birds of para dise at Little Tobago Island, 1958. 3 Unveiled life environment of ancient cliff-dwelling PuebloIndi ans at Wetherill Mesa in Mesa Ver de Nat'l. Park,Colorado.Dr.Doug las Osborne of Nat'l. Park Service continues study begun in 1958. * Supported E. Thomas Gilliard of American Museum of Natural History in zoological exploration of New Britain, 1958-59. E e Sent J. Lear Grimmer of National Zoo, in 1959 and 1960, to study the hoatzin, little-known bird of British Guiana rivers. U Explored drowned city of Port Royal, Jamaica, submerged by earthquake of 1692. Inventor Ed win A. Link led N.G.S.-Smith sonian expedition, 1959. E With the National Science Foundation, in 1959, helped Jocelyn Crane of N. Y. Zoological Society continue world study offiddlercrabs. 0 Since 1959, cosponsored griz zly bear research of wildlife biolo gists Frank and John Craighead in Yellowstone National Park. Pro gram with Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit uses radio transmitter "collars" on bears to track their wanderings. SB 3With Univ. of Wyoming and Smithsonian, studied and car bon-dated early Indian artifacts at Agate Basin, Wyo., 1959 and '61. m Ceremonial chambers in Ba lankanche Cave, Mexico, yielded to Dr. E. Wyllys Andrews of Tulane University, in 1959, sculptured urns, incense burners, and other artifacts from A.D. 1100. E-D Supported, since 1959, work of Dr. and Mrs. Louis S. B. Leakey, who had discovered Zinjanthropus, tool-maker of 1,750,000 years ago, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanganyika. Continuing expeditions have found parts of even older manlike creature, and at FortTernan, Kenya, remains of a primate of 14,000,000 years ago. 0 Backed glaciological and mete orological researches of Barry C. Bishop, with Sir Edmund Hillary's 1960-61 Himalayan expedition. U 11 Helped recover skeleton of 5-ton mammoth found near Rawlins, Wyoming, in 1960-61, with tools and weapons of men who trapped it 11,000 years ago. *E Maya Well of Sacrifice at Chi chen Itza, Mexico, explored by free diving and "air-lift" dredge, 1960 61, in collaboration with Mexican Government and others. 6 In 1961 cosponsored Dr. May nard M. Miller of Michigan State University remeasuring southeast Alaska glaciers surveyed in 1909 11 by Tarr and Martin. O Photographer-naturalist Fred erick Kent Truslow studied rare California condor in 1961. O Dr. Edward S. Ross of Calif. Academy of Sciences collected insects in Pakistan, India, South east Asia, and Australia in 1961-62. [ With University of Miami Marine Laboratory, studying life cycle of coexisting coral reef ani mals and plants near Key Largo, Fla., in program begun in 1961. 3 Recorded, in 1961, dancing courtship and daily life of golden cock-of-the-rock in jungles of British Guiana. E . Thomas Gilliard made research cosponsored with Ameri can Museum of Natural History. U 3 Supported George Bass, Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum, in sea-bottom study, 1961-62, of Byzantine ship wrecked 1,300 years ago at Yassi Ada, Turkey. l In re-evaluation of Sandia Cave, New Mexico, 1961-62, by Dr. George A. Agogino of Univ. of Wy oming, carbon-14 dating confirmed human occupancy in Glacial Age. OJoined in survey by S. Fred erick Starr of Persian Royal Road and other ancient trade routes in Anatolia, Turkey, 1961. * Assisted British scientist Jane Goodall in study of wild chimpan zees in Gombe Stream Reserve, Lake Tanganyika, Africa, 1961-62. E Enabled Dr. Harald Schultz of Sao Paulo State Museum to make ethnological expedition, in 1962, to feather-ornamented Canoeiro Indians in Brazilian jungles. U Roger Tory Peterson received support, in 1962, for experiments with artificial nesting sites in effort to counter depletion of osprey in the Connecticut River area. 0~ Salvaged marble components of "knocked-down" Byzantine altar in Greek ship sunk off Syracuse, Sicily, in 6th century A.D. Edwin A. Link made 1962 recovery. IM In special aluminum cylinder, Edwin A. Link and teammates, in "Man-in-Sea" project, 1962, spent periods up to 26 hours long at depths to 200 feet in Mediterra nean off Villefranche, France. I Helped British archeologist Dr. Kathleen M. Kenyon excavate, in 1962, for earliest walls and relics in old quarter of Jerusalem. 0 Found important early Indian remains- hearths, tools, ornaments, grinding stones, spear points-at Hell Gap, Wyoming, with Pea body Museum of Harvard, 1962. [ Recorded Neolithic culture of Dani tribe of Baliem Valley, West New Guinea, with Peabody Museum, 1962. S Aided observations of rare and exquisite hummingbirds, cap tive and wild, in State of Espirito Santo, Brazil, by native-born natu ralist Dr. Augusto Ruschi, 1962. E Backed, in 1962, publication by Lowell Observatory of photo graphic survey of brighter planets, to be edited by Dr. E. C. Slipher. 6 With American Research Cen ter in Egypt, will excavate, in 1963, ancient fortress and cemetery of Gebel Adda to be inundated by Aswan High Dam, Egypt. 0 Supported American Museum of Natural History for the collection and study, in 1963, of meteorites and tektites in Australia. D Sponsored glaciological and solar radiation programs of Ameri can Mount Everest Expedition which, in 1963, will assault peaks of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.