archaeomagnetism dating

or ar·che·o·mag·ne·tism dat·ing

[ahr-kee-oh-mag-ni-tiz-uh m]


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

Nearby words

  1. archaeol.,
  2. archaeological,
  3. archaeologist,
  4. archaeology,
  5. archaeomagnetism,
  6. archaeometry,
  7. archaeon,
  8. archaeon ,
  9. archaeopteryx,
  10. archaeornis

Origin of archaeomagnetism dating Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019