Boivin et al.’s article profoundly deepens scientific understanding of anthropogenic global ecological change from Pleistocene to present by offering robust new evidence of early human transformation of the biosphere that should influence discussions on Anthropocene formalization. As ecologists and evolutionary theorists, we applaud this work. However, we are also concerned that this paper represents a missed opportunity to bring archaeology, ecology, and evolutionary theory closer together.
Evolving the human niche
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Article published in Global Ecology and Biogeography
Article published in Ecological Engineering