[meteorite-list] SETI, The Silurian Hypothesis, and Defining the Anthropocene

From: Paul <etchplain_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:53:26 -0500
Message-ID: <a1d8fddb-58d6-bab3-4e37-db6ab0cf9488_at_att.net>

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?
Adam Frank, The Atlantic, April 13, 2018

Schmidt, G.A. and Frank, A., 2018. The Silurian
hypothesis: would it be possible to detect an industrial
civilization in the geological record? International
Journal of Astrobiology, pp. 1-9.

There are two very good books that discuss
what a technological civilization, ours, would
behind in the archaeological ? geological record.

They are;

Weisman, A., 2008. The world without us. Macmillan.
0312427905, 9780312427900


Zalasiewicz, J. and Freedman, K., 2009. The Earth
after us: what legacy will humans leave in the rocks?.
Oxford University Press. 0199214980, 9780199214983

Dr. Zalasiewicz has written a papers about the
Anthropocene and the signature and traces that
would survive in the geologic record. Examples are:

Zalasiewicz, J., Waters, C.N. and Williams, M., 2014.
Human bioturbation, and the subterranean landscape
of the Anthropocene. Anthropocene, 6, pp. 3-9.


Zalasiewicz, J., Williams, M., Waters, C.N., Barnosky,
A.D. and Haff, P., 2014. The technofossil record of
humans. The Anthropocene Review, 1(1), pp. 34-43.

Related papers can be found at:

Jan Zalasiewicz, University of Leicester, Department of Geology,


Paul H.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)
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