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Burke Museum paleontologists work to remove a tusk from a Columbian mammoth that was discovered at a construction site at South Lake Union. The digging will continue Friday and a crane at the construction site will hoist it up.

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Burke Museum scientists work to unearth mammoth tusk

On Thursday afternoon, Burke Museum began digging up the mammoth tusk that was found at the construction site of a South Lake Union apartment complex, and another local star was in the making.

The process of digging out a mammoth’s tusk is pretty basic.


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