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In Search of the Anthropocene-Nature News Feature

The Patterson lab is part of a group carrying out research to have Crawford Lake, near Milton Ontario, designated as the Global Boundary Stratographic Section and Point "golden Spike", type section of the newly proposed Anthropocene. It has been determined that the boundary will be based on the "Atomic Age", when humans first detonated nuclear weapons. The resultant radiation has left a clear signature in sedimentary records all around the world., an International journal of Science, has just published a news feature about Crawford Lake as the leading contender for being designated as the GSSP. 

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Photo credit: Tim Patterson

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