Anthropocene(tric)

Anthropocene is too anthropocentric – it suffices, of course, since by the very designation we are declaring anthropos as geological agent. But just as earth itself is an active agent (we humans aren’t just the only actors on a global scale), equally there is a lot of action in outer space. Anthropocene may be tooContinue reading “Anthropocene(tric)”

Catastrophic History

The strict gradualist model of geology is challenged by the evidence of catastrophic events. These catastrophic events would have major influence over our usual assumptions of the archeological record – the emergence of agriculture and first rise of cities is assumed to be around eight to ten-thousand years ago but could date back further ifContinue reading “Catastrophic History”