The onset of the palaeoanthropocene in Iceland: Changes in complex natural systems

  title={The onset of the palaeoanthropocene in Iceland: Changes in complex natural systems},
  author={Richard T. Streeter and Andrew J. Dugmore and Ian T. Lawson and Egill Erlendsson and Kevin J. Edwards},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={1662 - 1675}
Pre-industrial human impacts on the past environment are apparent in different proxy records at different times in different places. Recognizing environmentally transformative human impacts in palaeoenvironmental archives, as opposed to natural variability, is a key challenge in understanding the nature of the transition to the Earth’s current ‘Anthropocene’ condition. Here, we consider the palaeoenvironmental record for Iceland over the past 2.5 ka, both before and after the late ninth century… Expand

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