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  Burgess Shale fossils
The Burgess Shale was deposited at the base of this cliff, probably in anoxic conditions, as indicated by the lack of bioturbation (burrows, trackways, etc.) and the abundance of pyrite (often indicating the presence of H2S).
Briggs, D.E.G.; Erwin, D.H.; Collier, F.J., 1994 The Fossils of the Burgess Shale.
The Burgess Shale: Not in the shadow of the Cathedral Escarpment.
www.geo.ucalgary.ca /~macrae/Burgess_Shale   (1498 words)

  Burgess shale: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The diversity and exotic nature of the Burgess fauna has caused a great deal of controversy in paleontology (The earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains) with regard to the reasons for and nature of what has come to be called the Cambrian Explosion (additional info and facts about Cambrian Explosion).
Further investigations showed that the Burgess Shale extends for many miles in isolated outcrops and the various faunas are preserved in different places.
The most important similar deposits are even older turbide flow deposits created in much the same way as the Burgess shales in Yunnan (A province of southern China) Province, China (A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bu/burgess_shale.htm   (526 words)

 Encyclopedia: Burgess Shale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Burgess Shale (named after Mount Burgess, close to where the Shale was found) is a fl shale exposure found high up in the Canadian Rockies in Yoho National Park near the town of Field, British Columbia.
Shale Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds.
The Burgess Shale is found in an area of the Canadian Rocky Mountains known as the Burgess Pass, and is located in British Columbia's Yoho National Park.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Burgess-Shale   (563 words)

 Digital Burgess - Burgess Shale Trek
On June 29, 1997, a special trek to the Burgess Shale was organized by the Burgess Shale Foundation and Parks Canada.
Parks Canada took the opportunity to see what the concession holder (the Burgess Shale Foundation) would be presenting and instructed the Foundation guides as to their rights and duties.
Bruce Damer, organizer of the Digital Burgess conference, came along to receive training and be better prepared for the upcoming conference on August 29-Sept 1, 1997.
www.biota.org /conf97/trek.html   (193 words)

 Burgess Shale - EvoWiki
The Burgess Shale is a Lagerstatten (soft bodied fossil fauna) in the Yoho national park, BC Canada.
The Burgess Shale yielded a large collection of well preserved marine Cambrian organisms, from a time shortly (in geological time) after the "Cambrian explosion", a unique period of time when multicellular life was diversifying rapidly.
The Smithsonian: A Burgess Shale Fossil Sampler (http://www.nmnh.si.edu/paleo/shale/index.html)
wiki.cotch.net /index.php/Burgess_Shale   (240 words)

 Palaeos Books: Reviews
The senior author, Derek Briggs, was one of Harry Whittington’s original team involved in the massive effort of re-examining and re-interpreting the Burgess Shale collections from Walcott’s Quarry and nearby.
Conway Morris was one of the original team involved in the massive effort of re-examining and re-interpreting the Burgess Shale collections from Walcott’s Quarry and nearby.
The next chapters compare the Burgess Shale Lagerst├Ątten with similar faunas elsewhere in the world, including the Sirius Passet locality which Conway Morris was instrumental in bringing to world attention.
www.palaeos.com /Books/Reviews.html   (4976 words)

 Burgess Shale trilobites
The Burgess Shale biota, first discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott in 1909, was revolutionary as the first indication of the great diversity of soft-bodied animals that normally do not fossilize.
As in the Chengjiang lagerstatte, soft-bodied animals are preserved in the Burgess Shale, revealing a great diversity of early arthropods, as well as such curiosities as anomalocaridids and Hallucigenia.
It is notable that the trilobite fauna of the Burgess Shale, being a late Middle Cambrian locality, is not dominated by Redlichiida as at Chengjiang, but by a mix of Ptychopariida, Corynexochida, and Agnostida.
trilobites.info /Burgess.htm   (373 words)

 Worlds of Possibility
In 1909, a paleontologist called Charles Doolittle Walcott discovered some interesting fossils in a fl shale bed that became known as the Burgess Shale (as it is near the Burgess Pass).
The Burgess Shale, and subsequent similar discoveries in the Maotianshan Shale of Yunnan Province in China and other shale sites, of similar species have added at least six new phyla to the story of life.
The creatures of the Burgess Shale lived in the Middle Cambrian Era, around 500 million years ago when there was a sudden ‘explosion’ of diversity in animal types and body-plans.
worldsofpossibility.blogspot.com   (8606 words)

 The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation - "the world's most significant fossil find" - Field, British ...
High in the Canadian Rocky Mountains is a fossil find of epic proportions, The Burgess Shale - "the world’s most significant fossil discovery" !
Discovered in 1909 in Yoho National Park by Charles D. Walcott, the Burgess Shale not only challenges the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin, but provides a glimpse of what life was like on Earth - 505 million years ago!
The Burgess Shale fossils are special because of their great age, and their exquisite preservation.
www.burgess-shale.bc.ca   (276 words)

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