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Prehistorical archaeomagnetic directions from Hungary in comparison with those from south-eastern Europe


Since the beginning of the modern archaeomagnetic investigations in Hungary in the nineteen seventies, some directional data of various prehistorical ages have also accumulated beside a larger body of the historical results. These are presented here and compared with 1) coeval directional results which are available from south-eastern Europe, as well as 2) the predictions of geomagnetic field directions for Hungary of the global geomagnetic field model, CALS7K.2. The comparison with the south-eastern European data has lead to new archaeomagnetic dates for one of the studied archaeological features which are thought to be an improvement to the presently accepted radiometric dates.


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Márton, P. Prehistorical archaeomagnetic directions from Hungary in comparison with those from south-eastern Europe. Earth Planet Sp 61, 1351–1356 (2009).

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Key words

  • Archaeomagnetism
  • geomagnetic secular variation