Bax R. Barton

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  • Curator, Special Collections Resource Center, Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington, 2000-present.
  • Research Associate, Paleontology Division, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, 2006-present.
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Geography and Land Studies, Central Washington University, 2005-present.
  • Associate Editor, Quaternary Research, Academic Press/Elsevier, 2004-present.
  • Book Review Editor, Quaternary Research, Academic Press/Elsevier Science, 2002-2006.
  • Board of Trustees, Northwest Scientific Association, 2005-2007.


M.Sc., Quaternary Studies, Northern Arizona University, 1996

Quaternary palaeoecology
Pleistocene megafauna and extinctions
Terrestrial/aquatic molluscs

Selected Publications

Lubinski, P., J.T. Shapley, B.R. Barton, K. Lillquist, and M. Uebelacker. 2006. Initial Excavations at the Wenas Creek Mammoth Site near Selah, Washington. Paper presented at the 59th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference, 29 March-1 April 2006, Seattle, Washington.

Barton, B.R., Shapley, J.T., Lubinski, P.M., Lillquist, K., and M. Uebelacker. 2005. Central Washington University Field School: Wenas Creek Mammoth Site — Initial Discovery and Investigation [abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 37 (7): 282.

Lillquist, K., Lundblad, S., and B.R. Barton. 2005. The Moxee City (Washington) mammoth: morphostratigraphic, taphonomic, and taxonomic considerations. Western North American Naturalist, vol. 65(4), pp. 417-28.

Barton, B.R., B. Crowley, P. Sleasman, K. Ness, D. Ceder, K. Ceder, T. Parrott, and H. Kirkham. 2005. An Early Cottage Garden Folly: Excavations At The 'Simmons' Whale Grotto', Milton, Pierce County, Washington. Poster presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Anthropological Conference, 16-19 March 2005, Spokane, Washington.

Barton, B. R., Sleasman, P., Kirkham, H., Ness, K., and Butterton, S., 2004. Under our feet: Quaternary Research at Silverwood School. Poster presentation at the 52nd National Convention of the National Science Teachers Association, 2 April 2004, Atlanta, Georgia.

Barton, B. R., 2003. Interpolated palaeotemperatures for latest Pleistocene to early Holocene mammoth finds from western North America [abstract]. International Quaternary Association (INQUA) 2003 Program with Abstracts, p. 164.

Barton, B. R., 2002. On the distribution of late Pleistocene mammoth remains from Seattle and King County, Washington State. [abstract]. American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) 2002 Program and Abstracts, p. 16.

Barton, B. R., and Kester, P. R., 2001. Schreger angle analysis of the Kirkland/Lakeview Elementary School tusk: Mammoth or mastodon? [abstract]. in Storer, J.E. (ed.), Canadian Quaternary Association [CANQUA] Meetings, 2001: Program and Abstracts. Occasional Papers in Earth Sciences No. 1, Yukon Heritage Branch, Goverment of Yukon, Whitehorse, Canada. p. 23

Barton, B. R., 1999. Some notable finds of Columbian mammoths from Washington State. WASHINGTON GEOLOGY, vol. 27 (2/3/4): 23-27. (View PDF)

Barton, B. R., 1998. Notes on the new Washington State fossil, Mammuthus columbi. WASHINGTON GEOLOGY, vol. 26 (2/3): 68-69. (View PDF)

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