Photos: Ancient Shrimp-Like Critter Was Tiny But Fierce

Amazing find

ancient shrimp-like creature

(Image credit: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Charles D. Walcott Collection)

This black-and-white photo, now digitally colored, shows Walcott standing on the Burgess Shale deposit in British Columbia, Canada.

[Read more about the shrimp-like Cambrian critter]

Laura Geggel

Laura is the archaeology and Life's Little Mysteries editor at Live Science. She also reports on general science, including paleontology. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Scholastic, Popular Science and Spectrum, a site on autism research. She has won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for her reporting at a weekly newspaper near Seattle. Laura holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in science writing from NYU.