Julie K. Stein

Director of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Professor of Anthropology

Recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award

Burke Names UW Veteran as New Director

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Julie K. Stein was appointed in 2005 as Director of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, and remains a Professor in the Department of Anthropology. She received her M.A and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests are primarily concerned with geoarchaeology, especially studies involving sediments found within archaeological sites and archaeological stratigraphy. She emphasizes coastal adaptations of prehistoric peoples, specializing in the Northwest Coast, and the geoarchaeological problems associated with historical sites. She has published Vashon Island Archaeology: A View from Burton Acres Shell Midden, Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory: Archaeology of the San Juan Islands (both with the University of Washington Press), and Deciphering a Shell Midden. These three books are about her excavations of Northwest Coast shell middens. Effects of Scale on Archaeological and Geoscientific Perspectives deals with the problems of interdisciplinary research; and Sediments in Archaeological Context examines archaeological sediments found in various environmental settings.

(206) 543-2784

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Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
University of Washington
Box 35-3010
Seattle, WA 98195-3010


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