Paleomagnetic records from sedimentary sequences have a fundamental importance, both for tectonic and stratigraphic studies (Kodama, 2012). However, despite many decades of research on sedimentary paleomagnetism (the first study was published 80 years ago; McNish and Johnson, 1938), details concerning the mechanism(s) by which sediments become magnetized are still poorly understood.

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To maximize the usefulness of paleomagnetic data from sediments, the modes and the age of acquisition of the magnetic remanence should be known at the highest possible resolution. In fact, the reliability of sedimentary paleomagnetic data depends on the validity of the assumption that the magnetic...

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