Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use

  title={Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use},
  author={L. Stephens and D. Fuller and N. Boivin and T. Rick and N. Gauthier and Andrea Kay and B. Marwick and Chelsey Geralda and D. Armstrong and C. M. Barton and T. Denham and Kristina G. Douglass and J. Driver and Lisa Janz and P. Roberts and J. Rogers and H. Thakar and M. Altaweel and A. Johnson and M. M. S. Vattuone and M. Aldenderfer and Sonia Archila and G. Artioli and Martin T. Bale and T. Beach and Ferran Borrell and T. Braje and Philip I. Buckland and Nayeli Guadalupe Jim{\'e}nez Cano and J. Capriles and Agust{\'i}n A Diez Castillo and Çiler Çilingiroğlu and M. N. Cleary and J. Conolly and Peter R. Coutros and R. Covey and M. Cremaschi and Alison Crowther and L. Der and S. Lernia and John F. Doershuk and W. Doolittle and K. Edwards and J. Erlandson and Damian H. Evans and Andrew S Fairbairn and P. Faulkner and G. Feinman and R. Fernandes and S. M. Fitzpatrick and R. Fyfe and E. Garcea and Steven T. Goldstein and R. Goodman and Jade d'Alpoim Guedes and Jason T. Herrmann and P. Hiscock and P. Hommel and K. Horsburgh and C. Hritz and J. Ives and Aripekka Junno and Jennifer G. Kahn and B. Kaufman and Catherine Kearns and T. Kidder and François Lano{\"e} and D. Lawrence and Gyoung-Ah Lee and M. Levin and Henrik B. Lindskoug and J. A. L{\'o}pez-S{\'a}ez and Scott Macrae and R. Marchant and J. Marston and Sarah B McClure and Mark D. McCoy and Alicia R. Ventresca Miller and Michael A. Morrison and G. M. Matuzeviciute and Johannes M{\"u}ller and Ayushi Nayak and Sofwan Noerwidi and Tanya M. Peres and C. E. Peterson and Lucas Proctor and Asa R. Randall and Steve Renette and G. Schug and K. Ryzewski and Rakesh Saini and V. Scheinsohn and P. Schmidt and Pauline Sebillaud and Oula Seitsonen and I. Simpson and Arkadiusz Sołtysiak and R. Speakman and R. Spengler and Martina L. Steffen and Michael J. Storozum and K. Strickland and Jessica C. Thompson and T. Thurston and Sean Ulm and M. Ustunkaya and M. Welker and C. West and P. R. Williams and D. Wright and N. Wright and M. Zahir and A. Zerboni and Ella Beaudoin and S. M. Garcia and Jeremy Powell and Alexandra Thornton and J. Kaplan and M. Gaillard and K. K. Goldewijk and Erle C. Ellis},
  pages={897 - 902}
A synthetic history of human land use Humans began to leave lasting impacts on Earth's surface starting 10,000 to 8000 years ago. Through a synthetic collaboration with archaeologists around the globe, Stephens et al. compiled a comprehensive picture of the trajectory of human land use worldwide during the Holocene (see the Perspective by Roberts). Hunter-gatherers, farmers, and pastoralists transformed the face of Earth earlier and to a greater extent than has been widely appreciated, a… Expand

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