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How To Recognize the Anthropocene

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerMay 17, 2010 1:14 PM

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Elizabeth Kolbert writes this morning about the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch marked by the dominance of our species. It may be hard to precisely mark its beginning, but here's why I think it will be easy for geologists 10 million years in the future to pinpoint layers of Anthropocene rocks.

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