Project Description

Julie K. Stein| Executive Director |                                                                   Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington

Julie K. Stein was appointed in 2005 as Executive Director of The Burke – the Washington State Museum of natural history and cultural heritage and is located on the University of Washington campus. The Burke Museum serves the public and academic community with scientific and cultural exhibits, resources for schools, and a wide range of programs for students, families and adults. Academic programs of the museum include collections, college classes, and research in each of its three scientific divisions— anthropology (ethnology and archaeology), biology (herbarium, ichthyology, mammals, ornithology, herpetology, spiders), and paleontology (vertebrate, invertebrate, paleobotany, microfossils).

Stein remains a Professor in the Department of Anthropology, at the University of Washington. She received her M.A and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota, with research interests in geoarchaeology, especially studies involving sediments found within archaeological sites and archaeological stratigraphy. She emphasizes coastal adaptations on the Northwest Coast shell middens, and their geoarchaeological considerations.