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.
The archaeomagnetism job was for three years and was so badly paid that I also took on extramural lecturing for both London and Cambridge Universities, work I got principally because of the support of Glyn Daniel.
A new plan of the oblong vitrified fort at Finavon (Angus) is presented by Alexander, along with the radically different dates furnished by radiocarbon, thermoluminescence and archaeomagnetism.
Macphail), and dating (radiocarbon, archaeomagnetism, thermoluminescence, pottery--the latter surviving to various degrees, some of it mineralized