Magnetic Susceptibility
The degree to which a sample will become magnetised when placed in a magnetic field. Magnetic susceptibility is moderately enhanced by soil formation and strongly enhanhanced by burning.
Adapted from: English Heritage (2004) Geoarchaeology: Using earth sciences to understand the archaeological record. UK: English Heritage Publishing.
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