Jun 5, 2017

What is being reported as the earliest indication of humans’ impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems has been found in the Dead Sea, Israel — and scientists say the evidence is at least 11,500 years old….

“Human impact on the natural environment is now endangering the entire planet,” Prof. Marco said.
“It’s therefore crucial to understand these fundamental processes. Our discovery provides a quantitative assessment for the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems.”
The research is part of the Dead Sea Deep Drilling project, which harnessed a 1,500-foot-deep drill core to delve into the Dead Sea basin…