Department of Natural Resources, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Geology Information Newfoundland and Labrador Travellers Guide to the Geology Fossils of Newfoundland and Labrador Geology Map of Newfoundland Geology Map of Labrador Explore 9000 years of human history!The rich and diverse human history of Newfoundland and Labrador is unlike anywhere else in the world.

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Mistaken Point is the only place in the world where you can see such an ancient, diverse community of deep-sea floor organisms conserved in place.

The fossils have been immaculately preserved for study, but can only be viewed while on an official tour.

Learn about the antique tools of the mining trade and discover what it was like to have worked underground.

Walk on water at Gros Morne National Park, where a 1.2-billion-year-old ocean floor emerged when the continents collided during their drift.

There are a variety of specimens of these prehistoric creatures on display, as well as guides to take you through the historic fossil sites.

Shortly after trilobites began roaming the seas, marine animals began to use food more efficiently, resulting in a dramatic swelling in the richness and diversity called the "Cambrian explosion." Along the rugged cape of Fortune Head Ecological Reserve lie the fossils that mark this fundamental change in life on Earth.

Embedded in Mistaken Point's tilted and cleaved landscape, trapped in ancient volcanic ash, you will find the world's oldest complex multi-cellular fossils, which date as far back as 565 million years.

These extraordinary impressions are the missing link that Darwin was looking for to perfect his theory of evolution.

Within its ancient limestone exposures, a collection of remarkable fossils help illustrate the environment and provide one of the world's most interesting rock sequences of its kind.