Monthly Archives: January 2014

What is Archaeomagnetism?

For regular readers of this blog, the term “archaeomagnetism” will have been seen a number of times, most frequently in posts by me or Andy Herries! Archaeomagnetism is the study of burnt material found on archaeological sites. This can include … Continue reading

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Killer LIPs? Not so fast…

Certain mass extinction events, including the largest ever 250 million years ago, have been argued to have been triggered by the eruption of “large igneous provinces” (LIPs) – humongous plateaux comprising stacks of lava flows that erupted in relatively short amounts … Continue reading

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A round-up of some newsworthy geomagnetism stories

This article was originally posted on the EGU Blog network for Geology Jenga. Happy New Year to you all! The past few weeks and months have seen some exciting newsworthy stories regarding the Earth’s magnetic field. I thought I’d highlight … Continue reading

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