Mistaken Point Cast Display

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A new feature for the museum is here! A cast of Mistaken Point, a fossil site in Newfoundland, is now located in the atrium! 

The fossil assemblage contains evidence of the oldest forms of complex life ever found on earth.  The fossils are of soft-bodied creatures that lived 575 to 542 million years ago at the bottom of the ocean. The site is currently considered a UNESCO site.

The replica of the unique fossils found there was made using a mold of the Point’s surface by Research Casting International. It is mounted on the wall across from the Great Lakes fountain.

Mistaken Point