American Geophysical Union Session participants wanted

Fri, 21 Jan 1994 14:59:42 EST

The following special session is being organized as part of the 1994 Spring
Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, May 23-27, Baltimore, Maryland.
Contributed papers are invited. The abstract deadline is March 3, 1994. The
original and two copies of the abstract should be mailed to AGU: 1994 Spring
Meeting, American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC
20009. A copy of the abstract should also be mailed by February 24 to the
convenor. Meeting and complete abstract information are given in the January
11 issue of EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union.

Session GP [Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism] 01 Geophysics and Archaeology

Just as laboratory analysis has come to play an increasingly important role in
the geosciences, so has the application of techniques from the natural sciences
become a critical auxiliary of field archaeology. These archaeological
sciences, or archaeometric methods, in the broader sense include the various
methods of geoarchaeology. The archaeological sciences are useful for:
location of buried objects; chronometric dating; sourcing raw materials;
analysis of manufacturing technology and artifact usage; and
paleoenvironmental studies. To these ends, techniques pertinent to many AGU
sections have been beneficial. In turn, archaeometry has provided data useful
in geophysics, such as archaeomagnetism, which provides paleomagnetic data in
a time period and at a resolution difficult to match in geological settings.
The goal of this session is to highlight major areas of interplay between
geophysics and archaeology.

Convenor: Rob Sternberg
Address: Department of Geosciences, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster,
PA 17604-3003
Phone: (717) 291-4134
fax: (717) 291-4186

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