The specimen was discovered by Dr. Riccardo Levi-Setti on the Manuels River in the early 1980s. The Manuels River Natural Heritage Society says the fossil is believed to have been buried alive.
“Complete trilobites such as this one are extraordinarily rare, making this large and highly detailed specimen extremely valuable, financially, scientifically and aesthetically,” the society wrote in a news release. Read more
The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
©2017 Canadian Association of Science Centres