Chengjiang Biota Museum
Chengjiang Biota Museum, founded in 1984, is the most varieties assemblage of Early Cambrian marine fossils known. This diverse in the range of organisms shows clues to rapid evolution during the Cambrian Explosion and reveals the new information on life style in a complex ancient ecological system.
The Chengjiang deposit, and a little younger Burgess Shale, both exhibit important guides to diversity and evolutionary rates during the early Phanerozoic diversification event known as the Cambrian explosion. As we try to understand the situation surrounding exceptional preservation generally, not just during the Cambrian, Chengjiang provides an important and different perspective on depositional conditions.