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Record album created by Jules Odendahl-James (with the graphic design assistance of Mark Zupan) for the exhibit Recording the Anthropocene, 2013, Perkins Gallery, Duke University Libraries.

The flightless Aepyornis, endemic to Madagascar, was up to 3 meters tall and 400 kg in weight. It is widely believed that its extinction, probably by the 17th century, was an effect of human activity.  

Courtesy of Division of Fossil Primates…

This illustration shows indigenous Americans in Virginia hand-cultivating and planting fields with maize.

Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae provincia Gallis acciderunt… Frankfort: J. Wechel for T. de Bry…

Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
Nearing extinction, the Black Rhinoceros has long been hunted for its horn, thought in some cultures to possess medicinal and even magical qualities.  Rhinoceroses are herbivores and often solitary.  Females…

Lemur Skull (Archaeolemur edwardsi)
This subfossil skull of Archaeolemur edwardsi, now extinct, is that of an infant lemur, as can be seen from the condition of the teeth. Since the arrival of humans on Madagascar, many lemur species have gone…

The prehistoric site near Kalambo Falls along the boundary between Zambia and Tanzania provides one of the longest and richest records of human activity so far recovered on the African continent.

Stone tools found at Kalambo:
Two knife blades…

This fin was purchased before the 2011 California law banning the possession and sale of raw or dried shark fins. The overfishing and "finning" of sharks for trade in the growing luxury markets of Asia, where fins are considered a delicacy, has…

Map of the curators of the exhibit created by Angela Zoss, Duke University Libraries.

Map of those who contributed items or information for the exhibit, created by Angela Zoss, Duke University Libraries.

Record album created by Aarthi Vadde (with the graphic design assistance of Mark Zupan) for the exhibit Recording the Anthropocene, 2013, Perkins Gallery, Duke University Libraries.
 

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