Researchers sink their teeth into this tricky evolutionary question.
By extracting phytoliths from once-living plants, scientists were able to uncover a story of vegetation change in response to climate.
30 million years ago, the world lacked its grass-dominated environments, but 70 million years ago, grasses had not evolved—or so we think.
Thomas Kaye, Burke Museum paleontology research associate, and eight international colleagues have developed a new technique to analyze fossils, which utilizes lasers to stimulate fluorescence in fossils that normally don’t fluoresce under standard UV lighting.
Washington's first dinosaur fossil gives insight into what the west coast was like 80 million years ago.
Burke Museum paleontologists have discovered the first dinosaur fossil from Washington state along the shores of Sucia Island State Park in the San Juan Islands.
Seattle is abuzz after construction workers find an unexpected guest from the ice age.
Hunting for fossils isn’t as glamorous as it’s cracked up to be.
In the early 1990s, a group of elementary school students in Washington noticed an important piece of their state's history was missing.
A labor of love! Burke paleontologists take steps to preserve the South Lake Union mammoth tusk.
Rock exposures are rare in the icy wastes of Antarctica, but they are the only places where finding fossils is possible.