JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Presentation information

[J] Oral

H (Human Geosciences ) » H-CG Complex & General

[H-CG30] Archeological Science: Earth Sciences and Archaeology

convener:Yorinao Shitaoka(Department of Environment System, Faculty of Geo-environmental Science, Rissho University), Tadahiro Hatakeyama(Information Processing Center, Okayama University of Science), Masataka Hakozaki(National Museum of Japanese History)

[HCG30-04] Contribution of archaeomagnetism to archaeology and cultural property science

*Tadahiro Hatakeyama1,2 (1.Information Processing Center, Okayama University of Science, 2.Graduate School of Biosphere-Geosphere Science, Okayama University of Science)

Keywords:Archaeomagnetism, Archaeology, Cultural Property Science

Paleomagnetism is a section of the Earth sciences, to reveali the information of the ancient geomagnetic field recorded in the rocks and sediments, and it has been applied to the methods for other geoscientific informations as well as magnetic field. Also artificial materials burned by ancient people are able to be treated with the natural rocks in paleomagnetic procedures, so that the remanent magnetizations of the archaeological relics heated and fired have been measured (Archaeomagnetism).
Archaeomagnetism is used for the secular variation of the magnetic field, chronology, history of heating, and others. In Japan, especially, a lot of archaeodirection studies to the floors of old kilns and furnaces were conducted, so that the detailed models of the field variations have been produced. Here we introduce the studies on archaeomagnetism in Japan and discuss the potential for the application to the archaeological sciences.