Diachronous beginnings of the Anthropocene: The lower bounding surface of anthropogenic deposits

  title={Diachronous beginnings of the Anthropocene: The lower bounding surface of anthropogenic deposits},
  author={Matt Edgeworth and Daniel deB Richter and Colin N. Waters and Peter Haff and Catherine Neal and Simon James Price},
  journal={The Anthropocene Review},
  pages={33 - 58}
Across a large proportion of Earth’s ice-free land surfaces, a solid-phase stratigraphic boundary marks the division between humanly modified ground and natural geological deposits. At its clearest, the division takes the form of an abrupt surface at the base of deposits variously called ‘artificial ground’, ‘anthropogenic ground’ or ‘archaeological stratigraphy’ – which together comprise a distinctive part of the geosphere called the ‘archaeosphere’. In other cases the bounding surface is more… Expand

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