ROM Fossils & Evolution

By discovering, preserving and studying fossils from around the world, ROM palaeontologists learn how life evolved over time. The more we learn about this deep evolutionary heritage, the more we can appreciate how humans form part of the Earth’s complex fabric of life. ROM research also enables us to reconstruct past ecosystems and large-scale patterns of biodiversity through deep history. This understanding of how ancient organisms both large and small responded to biological and environmental changes contributes to our understanding of climate change and biodiversity loss today.

M.A. Fritz Travel Grant: Two awards will be offered annually to help offset the costs of visiting and studying ROM paleontology collections.

What's New

Category: Event

From Biodiversity to the Dinosaurs to Ancient Egypt and 20th Century Europe, you will learn a variety of sketching techniques, and use a range of media to capture and record both two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects.

Category: Blog Post
Photo of two people looking at a big block containing rock and a dinosaur fossil

Team Zuul had a chance to go check out progress on the belly block at Research Casting International a few weeks ago.

Category: Blog Post
Photo of a dinosaur skull

Today, the ROM unveiled a new species of armored dinosaur,