This Week in History: Season 6, Episode 23 Dr. Charles Newcombe, fossil-hunting Victorian doctor
Dr. Charles Newcombe, a medical doctor, was also an assiduous collector of fossils—and many of these serve as the foundation for the Royal BC Museum’s natural history collection. During the late 1800s he collected fossils along BC’s coastal waters in his hand-made sailboat, custom-built for these excursions. Newcombe left the Royal BC Museum with an impressive legacy, something that inspires his great-great-great-grandson.
This Week in History Season 4 Episode 17 Triassic Fossils
If you're hunting for fossils you might search in dry river and lake beds or along beach shorelines at low tide but that’s not the only place to look. In fact, here in BC, 240 million year old marine fossils can be found on the tops of mountains.
This Week in History Season 4 Episode 11 Dazzled by Ammonites
As guardians of our provinces history, the Royal BC Museum and Archives is grateful for donations of historic value from the public. But a collection donated in 2008 has truly dazzled staff and researchers, more than 30,000 fossils, all gathered by one man, over 40 years.
This Week in History Season 4 Episode 5 National Fossil Day
Wednesday, October 14 was National Fossil Day and some of the oldest fossils in the Royal BC Museum collection are more than 550,000,000 million years old and scientist are discovering more every day.
This Week In History Season 3 Episode 6 - Fossils
There are few places as fraught with history as the Royal BC Museum and this week is a time to celebrate the most ancient of their treasures. Fossils teach us not only about times past, but about what we might expect from the future.