Trace Fossil Collection

The Trace Fossil Collection in the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences contains fossils that provide evidence of life activities (for example, moving or feeding) preserved in the geologic record. The specimens in this valuable teaching and research resource include burrows, footprints, trackways, feeding traces, and the like.

Location and Access

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public
  • Contact Murray Gingras to arrange an appointment or tour
  • Highlights of the collection are exhibited in the Paleontology Museum (B-01 Earth Sciences Building)
    • Monday to Friday (closed holidays): 8 am to 4 pm
    • Groups of five or more are requested to call in advance to confirm accessibility.
    • Group visits are welcome and available by appointment. Please call (780) 288-0109.
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