Fossils (Paleontology)

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BC’s Mountain Dinosaur
Almost 50 years ago a geologist found dinosaur fossils in northern BC. Today those fossils are in the Royal BC Museum collection. Curator of palaeontology Dr. Victoria Arbour studies those fossils. Find out about her exciting discoveries!
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Fossil Finds!
In 2018 the Leahy-Langevin Collection of fossils from the McAbee Fossil Beds near Kamloops was donated to the Royal BC Museum. Explore images and video to learn more about these important fossil finds.
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Mammoth Proportions
Have you met the infamous Woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum? He greets visitors inside the entrance to the Natural History gallery. Woolly, as he is affectionately called by visitors and museum staff, is a replica of the largest animal to ever walk on this continent. Not everyone likes him. He has been known to frighten small children.…
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Oldest and Oddest
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Some of the oldest fossils in the Royal BC Museum collection are some of the oddest looking too. Learn about the strange forms of early life on Earth.
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