Archaeomagnetism - definition of archaeomagnetism by The Free Dictionary
archaeomagnetism (ˌɑːkɪəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm) or
(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
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.
Bayesian inference of calibration curves: application to archaeomagnetism
. In C.
of Ontario potsherds from the last 2000 years.
This has given major impetus to the science of archaeomagnetism
. The other two factors are considered responsible for the partly periodic fine structure exhibited in the curve, with varying amplitudes of about 1% to 2%.