Just a quick post today. Took at trip to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture last week and I thought I’d share some of the photos. The tour was lead by paleontologist and geologist Dr. Tom Braziunas who was also the instructor for the recent dinosaur class I took.
There was an interesting discussion during the tour on being able to bring woolly mammoths back to life via cloning. I hope to post more about this Jurassic Park-esque effort soon. For now, here are some of the shots of the numerous cool casts and skeletons that are at the museum.
I’d have to say my favorite skeleton I saw, that I wasn’t able to get a picture of, was the Plesiosaur. There is a theory claiming that these long-necked marine reptiles could have survived into modern times, explaining the Loch Ness monster’s species and origin. Sounds unlikely, but it’s fun to speculate. 😉
Anyway, if you ever get a chance to come to Seattle, the Burke museum is not to be missed.
So…what is the coolest artifact or specimen you’ve seen at a museum? Leave a comment!