This approach, called seismic stratigraphy, has been applauded by many stratigraphers
who say it is revolutionizing their science.
The Contemporary view initially linked the beginning of the Anthropocene to the commencement of the industrial revolution around two hundred years ago (Crutzen and Stoermer, 2000); increasingly, however, the contemporary view, and overwhelmingly the dominant view of the Anthropocene's proponents, dates the commencement of the epoch to around 1950, linking it to the 'Great Acceleration', and with the radioactive global residues of nuclear-weapons testing, regarded as the physical 'golden spike' that stratigraphers
like to identify when dating an epoch.
are geologists who study the positioning and distribution of the Earth's rock layers from the young surface types to the deeper, older ones and from this information come to vital conclusions as to how and why the planet became what it is today.
At the beginning of the 1990s, biostratigraphic studies of the Ordovician in the St Petersburg area became more intensive and systematic due to close collaboration between the stratigraphers
and palaeontologists from the VSEGEI and St Petersburg University.
The charges against us, doubting our capability as stratigraphers
, were clearly unjustified and not at all proper.
The chapters in this book, in the words of the editor, "disclose how New Testament scholars learn from archaeologists, who are expert stratigraphers
of archaeological sites, and how archaeologists garner knowledge from New Testament scholars, who are experts in the stratification of texts" (p.