palaeomagnetism


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palaeomagnetism

(ˌpælɪəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm)
n
(Geological Science) the study of the fossil magnetism in rocks, used to determine the past configurations of the continents and to investigate the past shape and magnitude of the earth's magnetic field
ˌpalaeomagˈnetic adj
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The project will provide: (i) extensive training in field-based tectonic applications of palaeomagnetism, directly complementing the Fellow s existing expertise and experience in laboratory techniques, thereby allowing her to conduct future investigations in complex tectonic environments; and (ii) engagement with the international oceanic scientific community, opening future opportunities to move into oceanic geodynamic research.
Palaeomagnetism and palaeogeography of the Variscan formations of the Bohemian Massif, comparison with other European regions.
He said that they have reviewed these and combined them with the new figures from palaeomagnetism in order to expand upon the chronology of this level TD6 of the Gran Dolina and the fossils it contains.
The team dated the archaeological remains using palaeomagnetism, a technique that identifies the fossilized direction of the Earths magnetic field in sediments, the findings of which are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science journal.
Chapters 1 to 3 set Kebara's materials into their Palaeolithic and excavation context, while Chapters 4 to 7 consider the sediments themselves, from the perspectives of depositional histories, erosion, chemical alteration (including diagenesis of bone), palaeomagnetism (to gain a relative chronology of duration of use of hearths), and the formation and use of the numerous hearths at the site.
The sequence of kiln technology development at Si Satchanalai has been fairly well established through a combination of radiocarbon and thermoluminescence dating, palaeomagnetism and stratigraphic analysis (Barbetti and Hein, 1989).