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January 04, 2010

Time to Dig up Your Treasures: 25th Annual Artifact ID Day

Sat., Jan. 23, 1 - 4 pm

Dust off those cultural artifacts and natural treasures—it is time for the 25th annual Artifact ID Day at the Burke Museum. This popular event is back and our experts are eager to answer questions about your treasured objects. No appraisals will be given.

Have you been wondering about the origin of that flea market find? Do you have an object that you are curious about? Or perhaps you discovered a shell fragment in the backyard. If it is from somewhere along the Pacific Rim or North America, one of the Burke's curators will help you learn more about it. Several experts will be available to identify cultural objects from the Northwest Coast, Pacific Islands, and Asia, in addition to specimens from throughout the natural world (including bones, fossils or animal teeth). A limit of three items per visitor is requested because of the event's popularity.

After identifying your object, enjoy some of the Burke Museum's favorite specimens displayed in the new exhibit Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway. Artifact ID Day is included in the price of admission.

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(206) 543-9762; FAX (206) 616-1274
burkepr@uw.edu

Artifact ID Day 2009
Artifact ID Day 2009
Photo by Julia Swan