Fiałkiewicz-Kozieł B1, Smieja-Król B2, Frontasyeva M3, Słowiński M4,5, Marcisz K1,6, Lapshina E7, Gilbert D8, Buttler A9,10, Jassey VE9,10, Kaliszan K1,6, Laggoun-Défarge F11, Kołaczek P1, Lamentowicz M1,6.
Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 20;6:38731. doi: 10.1038/srep38731.As human impact have been increasing strongly over the last decades, it is crucial to distinguish human-induced dust sources from natural ones in order to define the boundary of a newly proposed epoch - the Anthropocene. Here, we track anthropogenic signatures and natural geochemical anomalies in the Mukhrino peatland, Western Siberia. Human activity was recorded there from cal AD 1958 (±6). Anthropogenic spheroidal aluminosilicates clearly identify the beginning of industrial development and are proposed as a new indicator of the Anthropocene. Read More