Maori stones hold clues to Earth’s magnetic fields
Published on December 11th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks0
Abandoned stones at these locations could shed light on Earth’s magnetic behaviour going back hundreds of years.
“We have very good palaeomagnetic data from across the world recording field strength and direction – especially in the Northern Hemisphere,” said Gillian Turner from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
“The southwest Pacific is the gap, and in order to complete global models, we’re rather desperate for good, high-resolved data from our part of the world,” she told BBC News.
Story: Jonathan Amos, BBC News | Photo: G. Turner