Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures is a Nature programme.

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Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures

Professor Richard Fortey travels to some of the greatest fossil sites on earth to discover more about the distant past. He journeys high in the Rocky Mountains to explore a 520 million-year-old fossilised seabed containing bizarre and experimental life forms that have revolutionised our understanding about the beginnings of complex life. Among the amazing finds he uncovers are marine creatures with five eyes and a proboscis, filter-feeders shaped like tulips, worm-like scavengers covered in spikes but with no identifiable head or anus, and a metre-long predator resembling a giant shrimp. episode 1.

Genre: Nature

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 August 19th, 8:00pm and on BBC 4 August 20th, 2:30am. See more...