A New Method of Determining the Magnitude of the Palaeomagnetic Field: Application to five historic lavas and five archaeological samples

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    The IAGA (Kyoto 1973) recommended that values of the geomagnetic field be expressed in terms of B. 1T= 104 G.

Summary

A new method for determining the magnitude of the palaeomagnetic field (palaeofield), B, has been developed and applied to five historic lavas and five archaeological samples.

The palaeofield was determined for four lavas. The fifth gave no result.

The palaeofield was determined for all five archaeological samples. The Thellier method had previously been applied to three of these samples and the results are compared.

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