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p. 343. Geologic timelocked

  • Erle C. Ellis


If we are to understand the case both for and against recognizing the Anthropocene as an interval of geologic time, a basic understanding of the science of stratigraphy and how the Geologic Time Scale is established is essential. ‘Geologic time’ outlines the origins of stratigraphy and the publication of the Geologic Time Scale (GTS) that brought together the work of generations of stratigraphers within a single standardized geochronology of Earth history. It explains how the GTS is divided into different time intervals and considers the work of the Anthropocene Working Group whose task is to examine the case for recognizing the Anthropocene as a new interval of geologic time.

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