The aim of the present research was to improve as well as extend the archaeosecular variation curves for Hungary by acquisition of new archaeomagnetic directional data via archaeomagnetic measurements on samples from fired objects coming into light from existing archaeological excavations. The archaeomagnetic directions were measured on oriented samples from the said objects using standard archaeomagnetic techniques and additional measurements if corrections of the measured remanence directions were considered necessary for any slight dislocations and/or magnetic distortions. The main results of the project are as follows. 1) The quantity of the archaeomagnetic directional data increased by one and a half times of that known in 1995 [MÁRTON 1996]. 2) Some important new data were acquired for times before and after the beginning of the first century AD. 3) A few objects of unknown ages were dated successfully by archaeomagnetic means.
|Translated title of the contribution||Archaeomagnetic dating|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2002|
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