Latest News

Local News »

Seattle mammoth tusk removed from South Lake Union site

The developer of a new apartment complex has agreed to allow the Burke Museum to remove a fossilized mammoth tusk discovered at a South Lake Union construction site earlier this week.

1 of 6
Tusk Found
Researchers from the University of Washington's Burke Museum stand near a fossilized mammoth tusk that was found earlier in the week Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Seattle. Paleontologists with the Burke Museum are working with the building contractor to remove the tusk. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
1 of 6