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.

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Dig into the natural world and ancient history and discover what buried treasures lie below us! From the prehistoric fossils that line our Museum to the natural resources that fuel our homes to the ancient cities that mystify us, our Earth is filled with amazing wonders just waiting to be uncovered. Explore, examine, and experiment your way to a better understanding of where our world came from, where it’s going, and how we can preserve it!

Category: Blog Post
Quarry

Our time at the Triceratops site came to an end on Friday, June 27. As we rushed to get the last jackets out of the quarry and close down the site for the year, a menacing storm was rolling in, but we made it out just in time (Figure 1).  With the back of our pick-up truck filled with plaster jackets (Figure 2), we headed back to the Royal Ontario Museum.

Category: Podcast
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Contexts: Lectures at the ROM

Dave Rudkin, Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology