Archaeomagnetism



noun
an archaeological technique for dating certain clay objects by measuring the extent to which they have been magnetized by the earth’s magnetic field

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    the dating of archaeological specimens by determination of the magnetic alignment of objects containing ferromagnetic materials, as baked clay pots, within undisturbed archaeological sites.

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    the branch of archaeology that deals with the dating of archaeological specimens through specific techniques, as radiocarbon dating and amino-acid dating.



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  • Archaeopteryx

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