William F. Milton Fund award for research on new early Cambrian fossil biota

July 31, 2019
We are chuffed to announce that The William F. Milton Fund will support our proposal for field-based research on a new early Cambrian fossil site with Burgess Shale-type preservation in northern British Columbia! The Invertebrate Paleobiology Lab at OEB and MCZ will lead an international team to venture into the Canadian wilderness in search of fossilized soft-bodied animals more than 500 million years old. The age and depositional environment of the new site make it unique among Burgess-Shale type localities around the world, so be prepared for some exciting discoveries!