Archaeological Compliance and Research at LANL: Turkeys, Homesteaders, and the Manhattan Project National Historical Park

February 19, 2019 12:00 pm
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01:00 pm
Archaeology, Friends of Archaeology

This talk focuses on the status of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) 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 include the function of the cultural resources program and how compliance research benefits the long-term programmatic strategy at LANL.

The Brown Bag talks will take place at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology at 12:00 noon in the CNMA library. Seating is limited. Admission is free.

The Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road) is located off of Caja del Rio Road, across from Challenge New Mexico on the way to the Santa Fe Municipal Golf Course. Take 599 to South Meadows Road, continue through the traffic circle west along the Frontage Road to Caja del Rio Road. CNMA is on the left-hand side of the road and is the large building with white sail-like skylights on the roof.