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[mass noun] Magnetism possessed by components of clay and rocks which have in the past been heated above a certain temperature. The orientation and intensity of this remanent magnetism was fixed by the earth's magnetic field when the material cooled, and can be used to study the earth's magnetism and as a method of geological and archaeological dating.
- ‘I am interested in paleo-magnetism and archeomagnetism.’
- ‘The most useful is paleomagnetism and the sub-discipline of archeomagnetism.’
- ‘The science of archaeomagnetism has been developed throughout this century as a means of applying paleomagnetic methods and theory to archaeological problems.’
- ‘On a more personal note, Dan and I had an ongoing dialogue about our mutual interest in archaeomagnetism.’
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