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Sat Sep 28, 2019, 09:24 AM

"How Long have we been in the Anthropocene?"

Discussing human effects on the earth; impact of agriculture at different times in different regions.

"Not everyone is sure that today’s industrialized, globalized societies will be around long enough to define a new geological epoch. Perhaps we are just a flash in the pan—an event—rather than a long, enduring epoch.

Others debate the utility of picking a single thin line in Earth’s geological record to mark the start of human impacts in the geological record. Maybe the Anthropocene began at different times in different parts of the world. For example, the first instances of agriculture emerged at different places at different times and resulted in huge impacts on the environment, through land clearing, habitat losses, extinctions, erosion, and carbon emissions, forever changing the global climate."

"We asked over 1,300 archaeologists from around the world to contribute their knowledge on how ancient people used the land in 146 regions spanning all continents except Antarctica from 10,000 years ago right up to 1850. More than 250 responded, representing the largest expert archaeology crowdsourcing project ever undertaken, though some prior projects have worked with amateur contributions."

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/anthropocene-surveying-archaeologists/?fbclid=IwAR3-8TMtOIdwHpsV3bi6iZUfH1FfxnPiKEsdG3whAEi-UVlsRgkYqQN9Efs

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Sat Sep 28, 2019, 09:32 AM

1. We are a slow motion comet impact

Just threw the polution up slowly

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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 01:06 AM

2. I would say we have been in it for about 8000 years if not longer seeing as Uruk

was the first known city and dates back about 6000 years so it stands to reason there may be others just prior to it that have yet to be discovered further back.

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