Burgess Shale

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Burgess Shale

a bed of Cambrian sedimentary rock in the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia containing many unique invertebrate fossils

Burgess Shale

[¦bər·jəs ′shāl]
(geology)
A fossil deposit in the Canadian Rockies, British Columbia, consisting of a diverse fauna that accumulated in a clay and silt sequence during the Cambrian.
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Since the ROM hosts the largest collection of Burgess Shale fossils in the world, and its curators have conducted fieldwork there beginning in 1975, the story of the Burgess Shale will take centre stage in the Early Life gallery.
Traditionally, one of the most contentious aspects for scientists studying Burgess Shale fossils has been trying to understand their affinities with modern-day animals.
Gallery of Earth and Early Life n Opening 2009/2010 The record of life and the story of species extinction will be told through exceptional fossil specimens and artifacts from the Earth's distant past, including the ROM's internationally respected collection of Burgess Shale fossils.