Archaeological Compliance and Research at LANL: Turkeys, Homesteaders, and the Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Cyler Conrad, Ph.D., Cultural Resource Technical Lead, LANL
This talk focuses on the status of the Los Alamos National Laboratory cultural resource compliance and research program. Recent compliance-based research on pre-Hispanic turkey husbandry and management, ancestral Pueblo small-site use and function, human adaptations during the homesteading era, and the creation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, provide the opportunity to re-examine the function and role of cultural resources in a national laboratory setting. This talk will explain the function of the cultural resources program and how compliance research benefits the long-term programmatic strategy at LANL.
Brown Bag Talks are held in the OAS Conference Room at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Talks are informal (and you can bring your bag lunch). Usually, seating is adequate, but we have had 80-plus people show up for a talk in a room that can only hold 35. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.