Have we entered Anthropocene? (Brief Communication)

Journal of the Anthropological Survey of India, 65(1) : (155-158), 2016

Have we entered Anthropocene? (Brief Communication)

Sahana Mandal
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand

Abstract
Over the last few decade, human activity worldwide have caused immense changes in the global environment, which in certain ways have lead to even environmental degradation. The earth’s time history has been classified into chuncks of time based on major events and global changes in the environment (lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere as well as biosphere). Human impact on nature lately has been immense. Does this welcome a new age, with global environmental changes? This paper aims to discuss whether the present time represents herald of a new age with marked impact of anthropogenic activity on the global environment.

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