Anthropocene Spike

reference for jewellery in science

Many boundaries between geologic eras are marked by physical golden spikes.
Cover image: Anthropocene spike, a golden spike driven into a rockface to mark the beginning of the Anthropocene geological era. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Does the Anthropocene, the Age of Humans, Deserve a Golden Spike?  article, The New York Times

Where in the World Is the Anthropocene? article

Driving the Golden Spike, article, e-flux




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Many boundaries in geological history are demarcated physically with a golden spike in a particular rock layer, as here near Pueblo, Colo. (GSSP is the acronym for Global Stratotype Section and Point.)        Credit Brad Sageman, Northwestern University