The Iron Age in the Plastic Age: Anthropocene signatures at Castell Henllys

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Two recently discovered ‘artifacts’ are probably the first plastic structures excavated at an archaeological site. These artifacts are being considered as markers of distinct patterns that represent part of the Anthropocene signature.”The nature and extent of the cultural material recovered accurately reflects known activities at this heritage site, but also reveals an unexpected amount of plastic debris in archaeological contexts, indicating how, even in well-managed contexts, plastic is entering terrestrial deposits.” Read full article here

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