Debates over the Anthropocene Chronology

Albert, Rosa M. “Anthropocene and Early Human Behavior.” The Holocene 25, no. 10 (2015): 1542–52.

Barnosky, A. D. “Palaeontological Evidence for Defining the Anthropocene.” Geological Society, London, Special Publications 395, no. 1 (2014): 149–65.

Braje, Todd J. “Earth Systems, Human Agency, and the Anthropocene: Planet Earth in the Human Age.” Journal of Archaeological Research 23, no. 4 (2015): 369–96.

Braje, Todd J., and Jon M. Erlandson. “Human Acceleration of Animal and Plant Extinctions: A Late Pleistocene, Holocene, and Anthropocene Continuum.” Anthropocene, When Humans Dominated the Earth: Archeological Perspectives on the Anthropocene, 4 (2013): 14–23.

Certini, Giacomo, and Riccardo Scalenghe. “Anthropogenic Soils Are the Golden Spikes for the Anthropocene.” The Holocene (2011).

Crutzen, Paul. “Geology of Mankind.” Nature 415, no. 6867 (2002): 23.

Foley, Stephen F., Detlef Gronenborn, Meinrat O. Andreae, Joachim W. Kadereit, Jan Esper, Denis Scholz, Ulrich Pöschl, et al. “The Palaeoanthropocene – The Beginnings of Anthropogenic Environmental Change.” Anthropocene 3 (2013): 83–88.

Glikson, Andrew. “Fire and Human Evolution: The Deep-Time Blueprints of the Anthropocene.” Anthropocene 3 (2013): 89–92.

Heringman, Noah. “Deep Time at the Dawn of the Anthropocene.” Representations 129, no. 1 (2015): 56–85.

Lewis, Simon L., and Mark A. Maslin. “Defining the Anthropocene.” Nature 519, no. 7542 (2015): 171–80.

Ruddiman, William F. “The Early Anthropogenic Hypothesis: Challenges and Responses.” Reviews of Geophysics 45, no. 4 (2007): RG4001.

——— . “The Anthropogenic Greenhouse Era Began Thousands of Years Ago.” Climatic Change 61, no. 3 (2003): 261–93.

Ruddiman, William F., Erle C. Ellis, Jed O. Kaplan, and Dorian Q. Fuller. “Defining the Epoch We Live in.” Science 348, no. 6230 (2015): 38–39.

Smith, Bruce D., and Melinda A. Zeder. “The Onset of the Anthropocene.” Anthropocene, When Humans Dominated the Earth: Archeological Perspectives on the Anthropocene, 4 (2013): 8–13.

Steffen, Will, Wendy Broadgate, Lisa Deutsch, Owen Gaffney, and Cornelia Ludwig. “The Trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration.” The Anthropocene Review, 2015, 2053019614564785.

Steffen, Will, Åsa Persson, Lisa Deutsch, Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams, K. Richardson, C. Crumley, et al. “The Anthropocene: From Global Change to Planetary Stewardship.” AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 2011, 1–23.

Waters, Colin N., Jan Zalasiewicz, Colin Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Clément Poirier, Agnieszka Gałuszka, Alejandro Cearreta, et al. “The Anthropocene Is Functionally and Stratigraphically Distinct from the Holocene.” Science 351, no. 6269 (2016): aad2622.

Zalasiewicz, Jan, Colin N. Waters, Mark Williams, Anthony D. Barnosky, Alejandro Cearreta, Paul Crutzen, Erle Ellis, et al. “When Did the Anthropocene Begin? A Mid-Twentieth Century Boundary Level Is Stratigraphically Optimal.” Quaternary International 383 (2015): 196–203.

Zalasiewicz, Jan, Mark Williams, Richard Fortey, Alan Smith, Tiffany L. Barry, Angela L. Coe, Paul R. Bown, et al. “Stratigraphy of the Anthropocene.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 369, no. 1938 (2011): 1036–55.