Archaeointensity results from two ceramic kilns from N. Greece
V. Spatharas1, D. Kondopoulou1, I. Liritzis2 and G. N. Tsokas1
1Department of Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 54006, Greece.
2Laboratory of Archaeometry,University of Aegean, 85100 Rhodes, Greece
Received 1 November 1999; accepted 15 April 2000
Abstract:Fired structures are abundant in Northern Greece and can be used for accurate estimations of the Earth’s ancient magnetic field components. Two kilns belonging to the Classic-Hellenistic period have been sampled in Amphipolis and archaeointensity measurements have been performed on a set of 12 samples. Together with detailed rock magnetic studies, three reliable archaeointensity values (one from each kiln and one from a brick) have been obtained, in good correlation with the Bulgarian reference archaeomagnetic curve.
Key Words:Archaeomagnetism, Magnetic Properties, Kiln.