Magnetic dating of Quaternary sediments, volcanites and archaeological materials: an overview

Ulrich Hambach, Christian Rolf & Elisabeth Schnepp
Magnetic dating includes all approaches dealing with the temporal variation of the Earth’s magnetic field (EMF) as well as with the application of climate dependent variations of rock magnetic properties of sedimentary sequences and their correlation to independently dated palaeoclimatic archives. Palaeomagnetism has an outstanding impact on geosciences in general and especially on Quaternary chronology and palaeoclimate research. Palaeomagnetic dating employs the temporal variation of the direction as well as the intensity of the EMF...