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In search of the Anthropocene Epoch

For more than 11,000 years, we have been living in a period of geological time called the Holocene.

But researchers say our planet is undergoing a rapid transition, so much so that we have shifted into a new epoch: the Anthropocene, the age of humans.

The only problem is they are yet to agree on exactly when it started.

The BBC's science correspondent Rebecca Morelle reports for Newsnight.