Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Rohan Ramoutar The Mesolithic in Cornwall

My dissertation subject for this year is an examination of the Mesolithic period across Cornwall, specifically, considering any links between Mesolithic finds; their spatial relationships, their use and the landscape type.

To do this I would like to have access to the spatial data…

Undergraduate 2019
Gail Graham Farming Finds (Lincolnshire)

Heritage Lincolnshire are currently working with LIncolnshire County Council on a pilot project, 'Farming Finds' looking at matching records on the HER and 'ground truthing' those along with interviewing 4 farmers to potentially enrich the archaeological record and Lincolnshire HER. Adam …

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Professor Tony King Roman Temples in Britain

I am compiling a gazetteer of temples, shrines and holy places of Roman Britain, as part of the Fontes Epigraphici Religionum Celticarum Antiquarum project; a European research initiative sponsored by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. I have a database of approximately 400 sites throughou…

Personal research project -
Katherine Thomson The causes of Monetization in Roman Britain

My name is Katherine Thomson, I am a PhD student at NYU. I am doing a course on the origin of money. I hope to do a term paper on the causes of monetization in Roman Britain.

Building on Hopkins (1980) Taxes and Trade model, I plan to look for correlations between monetization and…

PhD level research -
Mylor O'Shaugnessey Roman Brooches in Britain

My project would be to use the brooches found in a militarised area at forts along Hadrian's Wall and from the PAS in Northumbria, and then compare these with those from an area generally seen as more removed from Roman influence like Devon and Cornwall, and possibly if time const…

Undergraduate 2019
Paul Puissant The Anglo-Saxons

A study of the Anglo-Saxons. University of Tours, France.


Professor Elisabeth Lorans

Masters degree -
Aleksandra Rodzinka Medieval Weights

I'm an MSc archaeology student and in order to complete my assignment on medieval weights I need access to finsdspots of objects to create a distribution map.

Referee: Ulrike Sommer, Institute of Archaeology, UCL

Masters degree -
Paul Hasler Christianity in East Anglia in the Early Medieval Period

I am attempting to use network theory to examine the spread of Christianity in East Anglia in the early medieval period for my dissertation at the University of Leicester. One aspect of the study is investigating both 'productive sites' and artefacts such as styli and coins to look at pos…

Undergraduate -
Lisa Ann Pedersen Typology of medieval arrows from England

My Master's project is focused on the typology of medieval arrows from England, including those in the PAST database. The purpose is to compare and contrast the typologies previously published by the London Museum and the expanded typology based on this created by Oliver Jessop.

Masters degree -
Nicolai Lanz Old Nordic Religion at the University of Iceland

Topic: Horned figures in Iron Age Scandinavia and Anglo-Saxon Britain [provisional title]; the thesis aims to look at the ritual and religious aspects of such figures and tries to answer the question whether or not such figures can be attributed to a Germanic deity (e.g. Óðinn/Woden). T…

Masters degree -
Katherine Holman The Impact of the Viking Age on the Settlement and Society of East Yorkshire

I would like to apply for research level user. I am an Associate Lecturer with the Open University, teaching history and arts modules. I have previously worked as Lecturer in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull, and have authored/edited books and articles on runic inscriptions …

Personal research project -
Jack Saxton The harrying of the North

Research outline: The harrying of the north. This notes accompanies the application for PhD studies to the Department of archaeology, University of York. Historians generally agree that the harrying of the north did take place. Palliser cites Freeman claiming 'William made it [The North]…

PhD level research -
Olivia Graves The Role of Byzantine Objects in 7th Century Anglo-Saxon Burials

I am a current graduate student at the University of Oxford reading for an MPhil in Archaeology,and my dissertation title is "The Role of Byzantine Objects in 7th-Century Anglo-Saxon Burials." My project, which will be completed by June, aims to provide an updated catalogue of Byzantine o…

Masters degree -
Zena Zein Elabdin The Landscape Archaeology of Bog Bodies

PhD research at the University of Birmingham.

For the past two years, we have been researching the landscape context of bog bodies to understanding the positioning of bodies within the contemporaneous bog. Factors such as distance from the edge of the bog, as well as surface wetne…

PhD level research 2019
Katharine Waring Regal-Ecclesiastical Power Relations in Early Medieval Northumbria

I am an archaeology undergraduate at the university of York currently starting to work on my dissertation. My dissertation will aim to assess the contribution the PAS can make to our understanding of regal-ecclesiastical power relations in Early Medieval Northumbria using numismatic data.…

Undergraduate -
Karl Shutes Examination of Hoards in Roman Britain using Statistical Analysis

University of Warwick

Referee: Kevin Butcher

Masters degree -
Wendy Morrison Beacons of the Past

The HLF Funded 'Beacons of the Past' project explores the Iron Age landscapes of the Chilterns AONB, with a particular focus on its hillforts and their surroundings. A bespoke LiDAR survey of the AONB will form the major dataset for this project. PAS data will be consulted for gaining a l…

External project (UK only) -
David Osborne Diet and mobility of people and animals in prehistoric Lincolnshire

University of Nottingham

Referee: Dr Peter Chowne

PhD level research -
Daniel Pett Daniel Pett Varia

I have a variety of projects:

a) edit, amend and add Roman Republican Coin and Roman Imperial Coin identifiers to records so that they appear in the American Numismatic Society projects OCRE and CRRO. This will be done programmatically and manually using R stats or Python - refere…

External project (UK only) -
Jouni Tuominem A PAS for Finland

We are collaborating with PAS in our SuALT research project ( where we are developing a similar finds recording system in Finland.

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