Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasure

In this revelatory series Professor Richard Fortey tells the extraordinary history of palaeontology through three of the world's greatest fossil sites.

These fossil super-sites, or 'time capsules', contain entire eco-systems of now-vanished worlds. Only a handful of them exist in the world, but each one of them has overturned generations of thinking and reconfigured our understanding of the past. 

Production Information

Broadcaster: BBC Four

TX Date: March 2014

Format: 3 x 60

Related Series: Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution 


BBCWW / Zennor TV / Fifth Estate Media

Executive Producer(s):

Bill Locke


Professor Richard Fortey