Profile of Rocky Mountain Geologist – a continuing series

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850–1927) (Fig. 1), was a great geologist, along with being a great paleontologist. Anyone who reads nothing more about him than his list of publications (Darton, 1928; Yochelson, 1967) ought to be impressed; providing references to papers resulting from Walcott's field efforts mentioned below would greatly exceed the word limit. His 1910 discovery of the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale biota in eastern British Columbia certainly qualifies him as a Rocky Mountain geologist. For those who would view a paleontologist as not-quite a true...

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