A fossil can be studied to determine what kind of organism it represents, how the organism lived, and how it was preserved.
Most geomagneticians concern themselves with various it creates, the other sources would not exist.
The age of the fossil must be determined so it can be compared to other fossil species from the same time period.
Understanding the ages of related fossil species helps scientists piece together the evolutionary history of a group of organisms.
TY - JOURT1 - Dating of a Last Glacial loess sequence by relative geomagnetic palaeointensity T2 - Quaternary International AU - Rolf, Christian AU - Hambach, Ulrich AU - Novothny,Ágnes AU - Horváth, Erzsébet AU - Schnepp, Elisabeth PY - 2014/1/15Y1 - 2014/1/15N2 - A thorough rock- and palaeomagnetic investigation of an almost 13-m-thick Upper Pleistocene loess-palaeosol sequence (LPSS) outcropping near the village of Sütto in northern Hungary was conducted to obtain rock magnetic and palaeomagnetic-based chronostratigraphies.
We constructed a relative geomagnetic palaeointensity (RPI) record for the central part of the section by using the natural remanent magnetisation (NRM) after demagnetisation in alternating fields of 15m T and by employing anhysteretic remanent magnetisation (ARM), low-field susceptibility (Klf) and "saturation" remanent magnetisation ("S"IRM) as normalisers.