13,000 Years of Messing Around with the Holocene

April 23rd, 2016

From mega-fauna extinction to atombic bomb: mapping the history of anthropogenic transformations of Earth.

An Anthropocene Timeline

The debate about the exact date of birth of the Anthropocene is still under way. Whatever it will be (or rather, will have been), global-scale human influence goes back to prehistoric times. Christopher Reznich has compiled a small atlas that scales mankind’s tampering with the Earth’s spheres—from the global mega-fauna extinction to the spreading of persistent industrial chemicals.