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I am a final year Ph D student based in the geomagnetism laboratory at the University of Liverpool.
I am studying sharp changes in geomagnetic field intensity and the possible links between field intensity, climate change and the collapse of civilized societies.
Objectives and Goals: Archaeomagnetic dating works by comparing the paleomagnetic directions recovered from in situ, fired sediments and soils to a regional calibration curve (see illustration).
Because it directly dates an archaeological event of interest (e.g., the last use of certain features), archaeomagnetism is one of the few contextually sound chronometric techniques available today.
Associate Professor at Liverpool, Andy Herries, focuses on dating Hominid sites in South Africa by dating speolotherms (speolotherms are also known as flow stones and are created through the deposition of carbonate through time.