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Researchers discover 'epic' new Burgess Shale site in Canada's Kootenay National Park
February 11, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Yoho National Park's 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale--home to some of the planet's earliest animals, including a very primitive human relative--is one of the world's most important fossil sites. Now, more than a century after its discovery, a compelling sequel has been unearthed: 42 kilometers away in Kootenay National Park, a new Burgess Shale fossil site has been located that appears to equal the importance of the original discovery, and may one day even surpass it.Full Story
University of Toronto
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