Science On Tap Monday Features Cyler Conrad On Ancestral Turkey Management On Pajarito Plateau

sot-conrad.jpgDr. Cyler Conrad, an archeologist and the Archaeology Technical Lead at Los Alamos National Laboratory is the presenter for Monday evening’s Science on Tap. Photo Courtesy BMSA


Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap Monday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Sq. This On Tap will feature a conversation with Lab Archaeologist Cyler Conrad about ancestral pueblo turkey management on the Pajarito Plateau.

Turkeys are a significant component of Ancestral, and Modern, Pueblo life in the northern Rio Grande. This talk focuses on discussing on-going compliance-based research at Los Alamos National Laboratory that examines past human-turkey relationships in this region, and what these relationships mean for our long-term compliance program.

Dr. Cyler Conrad is an archaeologist and the Archaeology Technical Lead at Los Alamos. His current research focuses on understanding Ancestral Pueblo husbandry, management and domestication of turkeys in the American Southwest/Mexican Northwest. Dr. Conrad has experience working in Thailand, California, and New Mexico. He is the author or co-author of over seventeen peer-reviewed papers and/or book chapters, and has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society, among others. In his current position at LANL he helps manage the nearly 2,000 archaeological sites present at the Lab and ensures federal compliance with cultural resource laws and regulations.

Science On Tap is sponsored by the Bradbury Science Museum in partnership with the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted at projectY cowork.

More information about Science On Tap and other Bradbury Science Museum programs and events can be found at

The On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute topic introduction by the speaker, followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome! is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests. The discussions are supported by the Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

Registration for this event is not required. Admission is free. UnQuarked Wine Room by Sirphey will be offering a wide selection of wines for purchase at this event.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, projectY cowork Los Alamos, and the Los Alamos Research Park.