Fossilized footprints found at Quaco Head

Brown’s beach from the air at low tide

Animal footprints dating back 290–250 million years were discovered in the sandstone rocks at Quaco Head. A family from Sussex found the fossilized footprints in August 2020.

Matt Stimson, assistant curator of geology and paleontology for the New Brunswick Museum said this was a “new and unique find for the province”. The fossil contained three footprints of different species. The footprints have five toes and are the size of a large iguana.

The fossil footprints predate dinosaurs and are housed at the New Brunswick Museum. The next time you’re exploring the beaches around Fundy-St. Martins, keep your eyes open for fossils!