Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth

, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 434–440 | Cite as

Variations in geomagnetic intensity and temperature in the second Millennium B.C. in Spain

  • I. E. Nachasova
  • K. S. BurakovEmail author


The Bronze ceramics of the Baeza archeological monument in Spain is studied by archaeomagnetic methods. In the 19th and 18th centuries B.C, the intensity of the geomagnetic field varied from 40 to 60 mkT. The variations are smooth; they attained their maximum in the 16th to 15th centuries B.C. The obtained data on the variations in the geomagnetic intensity perfectly agree with the results of previous investigations for the ceramics from the Bronze Age multilayered archeological monuments Azuer and Ubeda. The temperature in the region of the Baeza monument is estimated in the interval from the 18th to the 13th centuries B.C. It experiences wave-like variation, ranging from ∼15 to 23°C and attains its maximum in the 16th century B.C.


Iberian Peninsula Solid Earth Depth Interval Radiocarbon Datings Considered Time Interval 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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