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Canadian Arctic. Dupre will by accompanied on the expedition by Eric Larsen, an American explorer.
Copyright: Rolex Awards/Marc Latzel
Hudson Bay, Canada. Polar bears rely on sea ice to hunt, so the shrinking of the ice cover reduces their food supply. Copyright: B. & C. Alexander/Sutter
Reduction of North Pole summer ice cap, 1979 to 2003; Lonnie Dupreâ_s Arctic expedition route. Copyright: Rolex Awards/Léonie Schlosser
Khomiin Tal, Mongolia. Feh will establish a multi-disciplinary learning centre in this building which will be restored. Copyright: Rolex Awards/Heine Pedersen
Khomiin Tal, Mongolia. Alternatives to overgrazing will be developed in the context of the planned learning centre. Copyright: Rolex Awards/Heine Pedersen
Dörgon, Mongolia. Mongolians believe the horse is man's messenger to the gods. Copyright: Rolex Awards/Heine Pedersen
Dmanisi, Georgia. The prehistoric site of Dmanisi is huge, over 13,000 m2, of which about 1% has been excavated. Copyright: Gouram Tsibakhachvili
Moving out of Africa, the Hominids made their first known Eurasian home at Dmanisi (Georgia) 1.75 million years ago. Later traces have been found in Asia (Peking Man, Wushan Man, Java Man, Mojokerto Child) and in Europe (Ceprano Man, Atapuerca site). Copy
Tbilisi, Georgia. The difference in skull volume between Homo erectus (650 cm3) and modern man (1400 cm3) is significant. Copyright: Rolex Awards/Jacques Bélat
Pehuen Co, Argentina. Teresa Manera cleans a Megatherium track (about 90cm long) to record scientific data Copyright: Rolex Awards/Marc Latzel
Pehuen Co, Argentina. Striking footprints left by a Megatherium, a 4-m tall prehistoric mammal that weighed up to 4 tonnes. Copyright: Rolex Awards/Quentin Deville
Punta Alta, Argentina. Manera shares her scientific knowledge explaining reconstructions such as the Megatherium Copyright: Rolex Awards/Marc Latzel
Siem Reap, Cambodia. Women spinning silk thread to make it smooth before weaving. Copyright: Rolex Awards/Xavier Lecoultre
Caption: Siem Reap, Cambodia. Spools of silk dyed individually with natural colours.
Copyright: Rolex Awards/Xavier Lecoultre
Siem Reap, Cambodia. Individually dyed threads are woven using ikat, an elaborate process that can take several months. Copyright: Rolex Awards/Xavier Lecoultre
May 2, 2005 The Rolex watch company is calling for entries from around the world for the 2006 Rolex Awards – the 30th anniversary of this international, biennial initiative. Enterprising individuals of any age, nationality or background are invited to apply to the 12th cycle of this philanthropic programme that was created in 1976 to support groundbreaking projects in science and medicine; technology and innovation; exploration and discovery; the environment and cultural heritage.
Read the full article: Rolex Seeks Entries To 12th Worldwide Awards For Innovative Projects
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