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Archaeomagnetic Dating

Front cover of Archaeomagnetic Dating - Guidelines

Guidelines on producing and interpreting archaeomagnetic dates

The Historic England Archaeomagnetic Dating guidelines are intended to help archaeologists, particularly curators, consultants and project managers to better understand the archaeomagnetic dating technique and thus to make optimal use of it as one of the range of scientific dating methods available for examining archaeological chronology. It is also hoped that archaeomagnetic dating practitioners will find them useful in establishing a code of good practice when dealing with clients.

The guidelines are divided into two parts to reflect these two goals, the first part provides an introduction to archaeomagnetic dating for those unfamiliar with its principles while the second part discusses practical issues concerning the use of archaeomagnetic dating in archaeological projects.


  • Introduction
  • Part 1 An introduction to archaeomagnetism
  • Part 2 Practicalities: interactions between user and practitioner
  • Glossary
  • Appendix 1 Contact addresses for UK archaeomagnetism
  • Appendix 2 Brief notes on the history of archaeomagnetism
  • Bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51162


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