Burrows was also a noted archaeologist who performed excavations in Greece at Pílos (ancient Pylos, on the Coryphasium promontory) and the nearby island of Sfaktiría. Much of this work helped to establish studies of the Minoan civilization.
He was also instrumental in bringing Greece into World War I as a political and military ally of Britain.
George Glasgow, Ronald Burrows: a memoir. London, 1924.