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Figure 2: Fallout Shelter Sign

Living in a World of Our Own Making

The Anthropocene means “The Age of Humans,” but what does it mean to live in a world of our own making? Humanity has flourished in past two centuries.…

Figure 1: 1797 Carolus III, Spanish silver Reales

Consumer Revolutions

Globalization has brought the world to our doorstep. Expanding networks of trade bring goods from every corner of the world to our homes in Omaha.…

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Conquering Time and Space

Industrial revolutions fundamentally transformed the world’s social and economic order. Beginning in Great Britain in the eighteenth century, European…

Figure 1: Lithic Tools

Taming the Landscape

When did people begin to take control of the global environment? Humans have shaped their local environments for hundreds of thousands of years. As…