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Some references have been suggested for more detailed information about archaeomagnetic dating, including:

General information about archaeomagnetic dating:

Linford, P. 2006. Archaeomagnetic Dating: Guidelines on Producing and Interpreting Archaeomagnetic Dates. Portsmouth: English Heritage Publishing (

Clark, A.J., Tarling, D.H., and Noel, M. 1988. Developments in archaeomagnetic dating in Britain. Journal of Archaeological Science 15: 645-667.


Information about calibration and secular variation curves:

Aitken, M. J. 1970. Dating by archaeomagnetic and thermoluminscent methods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (series A) 269: 77-88.

Aitken, M. J., and Hawley, H.N. 1966. Magnetic dating III: further Archaeomagnetic measurements in Britain. Archaeometry 9: 187.

Aitken, M. J., and Hawley, H.N. 1967. Archaeomagnetic measurements in Britain IV. Archaeometry 10: 129.

Aitken, M. J., and Weaver, G.H. 1962. Magnetic dating: some archaeomagnetic measurements in Britain. Archaeometry 5: 4-19.

Aitken, M. J., Hawley, H.N., and Weaver, G.H. 1963. Magnetic dating: further Archaeomagnetic measurements in Britain. Archaeometry 6: 76-81.

Batt, C.M. 1997. The British archaeomagnetic calibration curve: an objective treatment. Archaeometry 39(1): 153-168.

Batt, C.M. 1998. Where to draw the line? The calibration of archaeomagnetic dates. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 23(9-10): 991-995.

Korte, M., and Constable, C.G. 2005. Continous Geomagnetic field models for the past 7 millenia II: CALS7K. Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems 6(1): 1-18.

Lanos, P., Kovacheva, M., and Chauvin, A. 1999. Archaeomagnetism, methodology and applications: implication and practice of the archaeomagnetic method in France and Bulgaria. European Journal of Archaeology 2(3): 365-392.

Lanos, Ph. 2004. Bayesian inference of calibration curves: application to archaeomagnetism. In Buck, C.E., and Millard, A.R. (eds.) Tools for Constructing Chronologies. London: Springer-Verlag, 43-82.

Tarling, D.H. and Dobson, M.J. 1995. Archaeomagnetism: an error assessment of fired material observations in the British directional database. Journal of Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity, 47: 5-18.

Turner, G.M., and Thompson, R. 1982. Detransformation of the British geomagnetic secular variation record for Holocene times. Geophysics Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 70: 789-792.

Zananiri, I., Batt, C.M., Lanos, Ph., Tarling, D.H., and Linford, P. 2007. Archaeomagnetic secular variation in the UK during the past 4000 years and its application to archaeomagnetic dating. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 160: 97-107.


Issues of archaeomagnetic dating

Aitken, M.J., and Hawley, H.N. 1971. Archaeomagnetism: evidence for magnetic refraction in kiln structures. Archaeometry 13(1): 83-85.

Eighmy, J.L. 1990. Archaeomagnetic dating: practical problems for the archaeologist. In Eighmy, J.L., and Sternberg (eds.) Archaeomagnetic Dating. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, p33-64.