archaeomagnetism

archaeomagnetism

(ˌɑːkɪəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm) or

archeomagnetism

n
(Archaeology) an archaeological technique for dating certain clay objects by measuring the extent to which they have been magnetized by the earth's magnetic field

archaeomagnetism

A technique used to date ancient clay objects by measuring how much they have been magnetized by the earth’s magnetic field.
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It is also placing pressure upon archaeologists involved in the research, to depend on scientific dating techniques such as radiocarbon dates or archaeomagnetism of objects found at the site.
This has given major impetus to the science of archaeomagnetism.