In celebration of Native American Heritage month, we’ve pulled together some facts and helpful resources.
This stone woodcarving adze—broken and embedded in a piece of cedar—is unlike most items in our archaeological collections.
Studying microfossil teeth of the Sagebrush Vole from Washington state to understand a pattern of evolution.
People + Cultures
The Burke Museum has a traditional jukung in its Culture collections, but until recently its origins were a mystery.
They come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, but have come together to change perceptions.
The March 1 ceremony was incredibly emotional, both for the Marshallese community, but also for many of the people who joined the Marshallese in solidarity.
How tiny fossilized plant particles in Costa Rica can be used to reconstruct past landscapes.
The Zambian and Tanzanian fossil beds preserved both plants and animals, providing information on paleoclimate before and after extinction.
Northwest Native Art
A groundbreaking project to reestablish traditional dugout canoe culture among their five Inland Northwest member tribes.
Tsimshian artist David A. Boxley’s journey to replicate a feast dish in the Burke Museum collection.
The 27-million-year-old fossil whale on display in our Life & Times exhibit is officially a new species!
The Burke Museum and College of Engineering are collaborating to scan and 3-D print a large-scale mammoth.
An extinct animal often cited as a ‘missing link’ between modern seals and their four-limbed, land-dwelling ancestors.
Researchers are uncovering new insights about the early stages of life for several Puget Sound fishes.
A Burke research team recently surveyed fruit bats living on the small island of Grenada.
A rare Asian songbird was far off course last December when it fatally struck a window on Lopez Island.
Did you know that the Washington state insect is the Green Darner Dragonfly?
A local 10-year-old discovered a fossilized mammoth tooth while walking along the beach on Whidbey Island.