Who Owns the Anthropocene and Does It Matter?

Author(s): Nicole Boivin

Year: 2018


While there is little doubt that we currently live in an era in which humans have become the dominant force shaping climate and environments globally, the question of when we entered this era has become a contentious one. Many archaeologists argue for an early start date, but have been largely excluded from geology-driven discussions by the Working Group on the Anthropocene. Does this matter? This paper will explore this question, and consider more broadly the place of archaeology in shaping environmental discussion, action and policy today.

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Who Owns the Anthropocene and Does It Matter?. Nicole Boivin. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443995)

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