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Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 249–255 | Cite as

Archaeomagnetic studies of materials from the Gorelyi Les and Ust-Khaita monuments (Eastern Siberia)

  • I. E. NachasovaEmail author
  • K. S. Burakov
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Abstract

Archaeomagnetic studies of materials from archaeological monuments of the Irkutsk and Baikal regions provided new constraints on the geomagnetic intensity variation in Eastern Siberia for the interval from the 5th millennium BC through the 1st millennium AD. Material from the Gorelyi Les and Ust-Khaita multilayer archaeological monuments of the Irkutsk region is dated according to layer depths of deposits. Data on the geomagnetic intensity obtained from archaeomagnetic studies corroborate the validity of this method of dating. It is established that the average level of the geomagnetic intensity smoothly rose in the interval from the 5th millennium BC through the 1st millennium AD, with faster variations being superimposed on this trend. The pattern of the geomagnetic intensity variation is similar to those in other Eurasian regions.

PACS numbers

91.25.Dx 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Schmidt Institute of Physics of the EarthRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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