Fossil 1

November 11, 2013

Our fossil collection, of approximately 60,000 specimens, ranges from delicate impressions from the Paleozoic Burgess shale (nearly 600 million years old) to mammoth and mastodon bones and teeth of the last 20,000 years.The BC Archives has an extensive collection of community newspapers on microfilm. The collection is strong in the areas of political science, public administration, economics, statute law and British Columbia and Canadian history. The extent of the holdings is approximately 11,000 reels of newspapers on microfilm.