Anthropogenic soils as the marker

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This article aims to support the Anthropogenic soils, the ones markedly affected by human activities, as the most meaningful marker for the onset of the Anthropocene. Although diachronous and not uniformly distributed throughout the world, these soils in fact show more prominently and potentially longer in time than other proposed markers for the impact of humans on the Earth surface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMajor Reference Work: Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Scalenghe, R. (2017). Anthropogenic soils as the marker. In Major Reference Work: Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene (pp. 1-4). (Major Reference Work).