Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 438–447 | Cite as

Geomagnetic Field Intensity during the Neolith in the Central East European Plain

  • I. E. Nachasova
  • O. V. PilipenkoEmail author
  • G. P. Markov
  • S. K. Gribov
  • Yu. B. Tsetlin


The conducted archeomagnetic studies resulted in data on variations in the geomagnetic field intensity in the central East European Plain (Sakhtysh I site area, ϕ = 56°48′ N, λ = 40°33′ E) during the time interval of 5–3 ka BC. The geomagnetic field intensity varied mainly within the range of 30–60 μT. In the first half of the 5th millennium BC, the mean level of geomagnetic field intensity was about 35 μT. In the second half of the 5th–early 4th millennium BC, it rose to about 50 μT and then decreased again to reach a mean value of about 40 μT in the period of 4–3 ka BC. Comparison of the geomagnetic field intensity variation based on the obtained data and the data on the Caucasus region for the same time interval demonstrates a certain similarity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. E. Nachasova
    • 1
  • O. V. Pilipenko
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. P. Markov
    • 1
  • S. K. Gribov
    • 2
  • Yu. B. Tsetlin
    • 3
  1. 1.Schmidt Institute of Physics of the EarthRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Borok Geophysical ObservatoryRussian Academy of SciencesBorok, Yaroslavl oblastRussia
  3. 3.Institute of ArcheologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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