Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use

  title={Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use},
  author={Lucas 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. Barton and T. Denham and K. Douglass and J. Driver and Lisa Janz and Patrick Roberts and J. Rogers and Heather B. Thakar and M. Altaweel and Amber L. Johnson and M. M. S. Vattuone and M. Aldenderfer and Sonia Archila and G. Artioli and Martin T. Bale and Timothy Beach and F. Borrell and Todd J Braje and Philip Buckland and Nayeli G. Jim{\'e}nez Cano and J. Capriles and Agust{\'i}n A Diez Castillo and Çiler Çilingiroğlu and M. Cleary and J. Conolly and Peter R. Coutros and R. Covey and M. Cremaschi and A. Crowther and L. Der and S. Lernia and John F. Doershuk and W. Doolittle and K. Edwards and J. Erlandson and D. Evans and A. Fairbairn and P. Faulkner and G. Feinman and R. Fernandes and S. Fitzpatrick and R. Fyfe and E. Garcea and S. Goldstein and Reed Charles Goodman and Jade d'Alpoim Guedes and Jason T. Herrmann and P. Hiscock and P. Hommel and K. A. Horsburgh and C. Hritz and John W Ives and Aripekka Junno and Jennifer Kahn and B. Kaufman and C. Kearns and T. Kidder and François B. 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 John M. Marston and S. McClure and M. McCoy and A. V. Miller and M. Morrison and G. M. Matuzeviciute and J. Mueller and A. Nayak and Sofwan Noerwidi and T. Peres and Christian E. Peterson and Lucas Proctor and A. 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 M. Steffen and Michael J. Storozum and K. Strickland and Jessica Thompson and T. Thurston and Sean Ulm and M. Ustunkaya and Martin H Welker and C. West and P. R. Williams and D. Wright and Nathan Wright and M. Zahir and A. Zerboni and Ella Beaudoin and S. M. Garcia and J. Powell and A. Thornton and J. Kaplan and M. Gaillard and K. K. Goldewijk and Erle C. Ellis},
  pages={897 - 902}
  • Lucas Stephens, D. Fuller, +118 authors Erle C. Ellis
  • Published 2019
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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