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

@article{Edgeworth2015DiachronousBO,
  title={Diachronous beginnings of the Anthropocene: The lower bounding surface of anthropogenic deposits},
  author={M. Edgeworth and Dan deB Richter and C. Waters and P. Haff and C. Neal and S. J. Price},
  journal={The Anthropocene Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={2},
  pages={33 - 58}
}
  • M. Edgeworth, Dan deB Richter, +3 authors S. J. Price
  • Published 2015
  • Geology
  • The Anthropocene Review
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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