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    Periodic Table: ‘On the backs of turtles, living nuclear records’ with Cyler Conrad and Jeremy Inglis

    Like tree rings, turtle shells can contain legacy and modern records of nuclear contamination

    September 6, 2022

    Cyler Conrad and Jeremy Inglis
    Archaeologist Cyler Conrad and isotope geochemist Jeremy Inglis.

     

     

    Monday, Sept. 19
    Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op
    163 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM
    5:30-7 p.m.

    Is it turtles all the way down? Find out at this month’s Periodic Table with featured guests archaeologist Cyler Conrad and isotope geochemist Jeremy Inglis.

    Conrad, who focuses on human-animal and human-environment interaction, and Inglis, who specializes in ultra-low level isotope measurements, will discuss their team’s research on measuring legacy or modern nuclear contamination in animals that grow sequential tissues — like turtles and their colorful shells.

    Join us outside at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op to hear about their initial results and the potential for future work with turtles and other long-lived organisms.