Burke Blog

UW Pacific Islander students used their experience as Burke researchers to decode Oceanic objects and traditions in Disney's Moana

Read about the Burke's research into what the future holds for spiders and other species in forest areas cleared for logging.

Read about Susumu Tomiya's use of photos of tiny teeth samples in his research to discover the prehistoric origins of modern-day carnivores.

Learn about the Burke’s expedition to Hell Creek and their remarkable discovery of a baby Triceratops frill.

Learn about Burke curator Sharlene Santana's research in Costa Rica about the unique dynamic between short-tailed fruit bats and New World pepper plants.

Columbia River at Kennewick

Information about the remains known as Kennewick Man/The Ancient One, one of the oldest and most complete skeletons found in North America. 

Dig into the excavations of Burke curator Christian Sidor's team and their discovery of fossils of early carnivorous dinosaurs. 

Learn about the Burke's research on the coastal-tailed frog, one of the specimens on display in our Wild Nearby exhibit.

The New Burke celebrated the completion of the building's steel frame with the traditional "Topping Out" ceremony in early February 2017.

Mammaology researchers from the Burke traveled to the North Cascades in pursuit of the elusive Northern Bog Lemming.

Beginning 4,000 years ago, people shifted from living solely on wild foods to farming and raising domestic animals. Why did this change occur?

A Burke Museum graduate student travels to Colombia to study the tropical diversity of river-weed plants. 

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