The Cambrian explosion

Professor Brian Cox visits the Burgess Shale, a very important fossil field in Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The fossils record the explosion of life that started about 540 million years ago during the Cambrian period. He explains a speculative theory that the evolution of creatures with eyes, such as trilobites, triggered the evolution of more complex forms of life.

Release date: 30 May 2011

4 minutes

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Role Contributor
Series ProducerJames Van Der Pool
PresenterBrian Cox
DirectorChris Holt
ProducerChris Holt
Executive ProducerJonathan Renouf
Series ProducerJames Van Der Pool
PresenterBrian Cox
DirectorChris Holt
ProducerChris Holt
Executive ProducerJonathan Renouf

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