Possible Bodies


Item number: 106
Item title: GeoWhen
Year in which the item emerged culturally or was produced industrially: Geological time
Entry of the item into the inventory: 18 November 2018

"Welcome to the GeoWhen Database, an attempt to sort out the mess that man has made of the geologic timescale. This project aims to reconcile the international stratigraphic standards with many of the regional and archaic naming schemes that appear in the literature."


GeoWhen is only one example of multiple attempts to standardize the boundaries and naming of geological time, in order for it to be implemented in geodata-software, file formats etc. The Anthropocene is not named in any of these datasets.