A transparent framework for defining the Anthropocene Epoch

  title={A transparent framework for defining the Anthropocene Epoch},
  author={Simon L. Lewis and Mark A. Maslin},
  journal={The Anthropocene Review},
  pages={128 - 146}
Lewis and Maslin (2015) applied modern geological requirements to a systematic search for evidence of markers that could be used to define a new geological time unit, the Anthropocene Epoch. These must include (1) a near-permanent change to the Earth System that sets it on to a new trajectory and (2) global changes to the Earth System recorded in a number of stratigraphic deposits worldwide to provide a correlative boundary event or marker called a Global Stratotype Section & Point (GSSP) or… 

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