Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Here's What The Big I-90 Closure Will Look Like. How Will You Survive?
- Study Finds MRSA 'Superbug' Lurking At Washington Firehouses
- 5 Reasons Eating Bugs Could Save The World, According To Seattle's Own 'Bug Chef'
- When A Bomb Goes Off During Your Study On Trauma: New UW Findings On PTSD
- Report Shows Coal, Oil Trains Would Quadruple Rail Traffic, Alarming Lawmakers
News & Music Contributors
Thu February 13, 2014
Found Mammoth Tusk To Head to UW's Burke Museum
Paleontologists with the Burke Museum will excavate the giant mammoth tusk unearthed at a Seattle construction site earlier this week, and move it to the museum.
The owners of the lot in South Lake Union said they've given the paleontologists permission to remove the tusk.
Workers with Transit Plumbing were excavating a construction site Tuesday when they hit something hard and uncovered the tusk. Owner Jeff Estep says they stopped work and called the experts.
The Columbian mammoth tusk is believed to be the biggest and the most intact ever found in Seattle. Similar tusks and mammoth teeth found in Washington have made the Columbian mammoth the state fossil.