UBUniversity of Bristol

Welcome to the Cambrian Explosion Web-site at the Department of Earth Sciences!

This site is dedicated to the Cambrian radiation event and the origin of metazoan life.

Interested? Choose a subject from the contents below or use the link buttons at the end of each page to navigate around the site.

  1. Timing: What is the Cambrian 'explosion' and when did it happen?
  2. Triggers: What set the fuse? Facts and theories
  3. Fossils: Important groups and their significance
  4. Controversies: Not everyone agrees!

books&links Still interested? Click on the books for references, further reading and links to related web-sites

Go to: The Department of Earth Sciences Homepage

Go to: Bristol Palaeontology Homepage

This page is maintained by Abby Lane and was last updated on 23rd January 1999.