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A Fossil Paradise: The Discovery of the Burgess Shale by Charles D. Walcott

One hundred years ago a discovery was made that drastically changed our view of the history of life on Earth. The ROM presents A Fossil Paradise: The Discovery of the Burgess Shale by Charles D. Walcott explores the Burgess Shale’s early excavations, including vintage panoramic photos, site artifacts and a profile of the man who made the great discovery as told by his personal field notes and letters. Considered one of the most important finds in palaeontology, the Burgess Shale was humankind’s first view into some of the most ancient and bizarre animals to inhabit our planet 500 million years ago.

Learn more about the ROM’s Burgess Shale research that continues today!