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Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 408–414 | Cite as

Variations in the geomagnetic field strength in the 5th–3rd centuries BC in the eastern Mediterranean (according to narrowly dated ceramics)

  • I. E. Nachasova
  • K. S. Burakov
  • T. A. Il’ina
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Abstract

The magnetization of ceramics from the eastern Mediterranean dated within a short period (mostly shorter than ±20 years) has been studied, which made it possible to specify the geomagnetic field variations on the time interval 5th–3rd centuries BC. The 11-year time series of the geomagnetic field strength values has been constructed. The field strength changes have been considered, which indicated that the centennial variation with a characteristic time of ∼130 years (according to the obtained data) is observed on this time interval as well as during the last two millennia. The ceramic material from the Mayskaya Gora archeological site (Taman), the preparation succession of which was established based on the shape of pottery but the problem of absolute dating was not solved, has been dated.

PACS numbers

91.25.Dx 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. E. Nachasova
    • 1
  • K. S. Burakov
    • 1
  • T. A. Il’ina
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physics of the EarthRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.A.S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine ArtsMoscowRussia

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