Oldest and Oddest

Oldest and Oddest

From the Royal BC Museum

Join Marji Johns, Paleontology Collections Manager and Researcher (Retired), as she discusses the importance of fossils in British Columbia and how they are collected, donated and identified. 

Marji Johns, Paleontology Collections Manager (Retired) writes about early life on Earth.

 Marji Johns, Paleontology Collections Manager (Retired) explains type specimens.

Where to Begin Your Own Research

Search the Royal BC Museum website for more information and images from the Paleontology collection. 

Learn more about Paleontology at the Royal BC Museum.

Outside Links

These links will take you away from the Learning Portal. Come back soon!

British Columbia’s Burgess Shale is in Yoho National Park and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other World Heritage Sites include the pyramids in Egypt and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Parks Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum host this wonderful website about fossils and the history of the Burgess Shale.