Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Archaeomagnetic analyses of six glozelian ceramic artifacts

Authors
Journal
Journal of Archaeological Science
0305-4403
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0305-4403(76)90081-9
Disciplines
  • Archaeology
  • Earth Science

Abstract

Abstract An attempt has been made to measure the strength of the geomagnetic field at the time of manufacture of six ceramic artifacts from the controversial archaeological site at Glozel, in the Massif Central of France. A bisexual figurine appears to have been fabricated from clay without firing, while three other objects have been fired at high temperatures, but do not yield precise estimates of the original field strength. Measurements on specimens from two tablets bearing inscriptions in the apparently unique and undeciphered Glozelian form of writing show that they were last heated and allowed to cool in a magnetic field similar to the present-day geomagnetic field at Glozel. It is suggested that dates between 1500 BC and 1500 AD are unlikely for these tablets.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments

More articles like this

Analyses of Six New York Beers.

on American journal of public hea... July 1933

Analyses of gold artifacts from Slovenia

on Nuclear Instruments and Method... Jan 01, 2000
More articles like this..