The Burgess Shale fossils are considered one of the world’s most significant fossil discoveries, mainly because of their great age, their diversity, and the incredible detail of their preservation. Dating from 505 million years ago, the Burgess Shale is a rich snapshot in time shortly after the Cambrian explosion, featuring a wide range of weird and wonderful soft-bodied animals, most of which went extinct and are completely unknown today.
Joyce Arthur hiked up to the Burgess Shale fossil quarry in Yoho National Park near Field BC on Aug 26, as part of a guided Parks Canada hike. Reaching the quarry involved a 22-km hike and an 850m elevation climb. She will provide an overview of the Burgess Shale and its importance, share her photos of fossils from the quarry and the majestic surrounding vistas, and share stories from the hike itself as well as from past explorations of the Burgess Shale.
All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.
The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.
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