Richard Thornton | May 9, 2017 | 23
DNA scientists only about two years away from growing Woolly Mammoth embryos
The discovery of a frozen 4,000 year old Woolly Mammoth body a few years ago has made possible an event, which always seemed in the realm of science fiction. Enough of this mammoth’s DNA was intact to make possible its resurrection as a species. Missing DNA segments are being inserted from living elephant species and other frozen Woolly Mammoth carcasses. The scientists plan to reintroduce the Woolly Mammoth to the tundra of Siberia.
To read this article in the Guardian, go to: Mammoths in the 21st century
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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history.Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.
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