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This field site is one of several in the MacKenzie Mountains
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This field site is one of several in the MacKenzie Mountains

June 10, 2010
This field site is one of several in the MacKenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada--close to the Arctic circlethat was used by a research team from Kansas University. Research by the team of paleontologists and geologists was supported by NSF grant EAR 01-06885 from the Geology and Paleontology Program, and involved studying the evolutionary origins of the trilobites found there and consideration of the geological and climatic forces that may have led to the Cambrian radiation. The valley in the foreground is the route of the Canol Heritage Trail, a famous rustic conduit for wildlife and intrepid travelers. The dramatic mountains in the rear include extensive sections of Early Cambrian strata containing important records of early animal evolution and environmental change during the Cambrian radiation. The team, which included Bruce Lieberman, Mike Pope, Steve Hasiotis, Kelly Dillard, Justin Murphy and Jesse White, was transported to the locality by Canadian Helicopters. (Date of Image: July 2002)