Paleontology Sites


White Sea
Burgess Shale
Mazon Creek
Hell Creek
Green River
La Brea Tar Pits


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Burgess Shale Fossils
Smithsonian Inst., Dept. of Paleobiology


"The Fossils of the Burgess Shale" by Derek E.G. Briggs, Douglas H. Erwin, Fredrick J. Collier. Smithsonian Institution Press 1994.

"Vanishing Life" by Jeff Hecht. Charles Scribenr's & Sons

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Paleontology Sites

Burgess Shale

Llocated in British Columbia, Canada, the Burgess Shale dates back to the Paleozoic era in the mid Cambrian age (over 540 million years ago). This is about 305 million years before the first dinosaurs. The Burgess Shale is unique in the large number of fossils of soft-bodied organisms.

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