Research in progress using our data

There are 610 projects in progress that you can read about. If you're not listed here, then please do let us know and we'll add you.

Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Alice Derry The Road to Christianity

I am about to embark on my dissertation entitled 'The road to Christianity in England: examined through specific types of religious amulets within the period AD300- AD1500' at the University of York and would benefit greatly from access to the information in the PAS database.


Undergraduate 2019
Leah Reynolds Settlement in Roman Wales and the Marches

My research examines the nature and development of rural settlements in Wales and the Marches during the Roman period, using material culture to explore questions of landscape use, economic function, and social organisation.

Referee: Peter Guest

Masters degree -
Alex Sorgo Zoomorphic and Skeuomorphic Brooches in Roman Britain

Brooches found in Britain and dated to the Iron Age and Roman eras come in a range of forms with three main categories: bow, crossbow and plate. In this last category are two subtypes, zoomorphic and skeuomorphic brooches, which take the shape of animals and objects. They range from repre…

Masters degree -
Phoebe Ronn Subtidal Archaeology

I am a second year at the University of York and I am writing my undergraduate dissertation on potential subtidal archaeology. I will be creating a series of maps of the UK in GIS using geological data, marine topography data and archaeological data from CITiZAN and (hopefully) the Portab…

Undergraduate 2019
Dragan Milutinovic Roman Provincial Coins in Northern Europe

I am writing a PhD thesis (Wrocław University, Poland) on Finds of Roman provincial coins of the eastern part of the Roman Empire in Central Europe minted 44 BC- 296 AD. As I was collecting an as wide finds database as possible, which is important because of the rarity of these finds, I …

PhD level research -
Owen Humphreys Survey of East Berkshire Archaeology

Owen Humprhey's, who recently completed his PhD at Reading University, is carrying out an assessment on archaeology in East Berkshire, concentrating on finds analysis.

Referee: Hella Eckardt

External project (UK only) -
Matt Stevens Zoomordphic Brooches

I am a undergraduate student studying archaeology and landscape history at University Centre Peterborough. The aim of my dissertation is to identify the distribution patterns of Romano-British zoomorphic brooches and research what the animals symbolise, in an attempt to identify whether t…

Undergraduate 2019
Laura Caygill-Lowery Afterlife of Forts on Hadrian's Wall

The Afterlife of Roman Forts: a case study of the Hadrians Wall region

Referee: Dr Duncan Sayer, University of Central Lancashire

Masters degree 2018
Noah Young Iron Age environs of Maiden Castle and Cadbury Castle

I am an undergraduate archaeology student at the University of Chester who is currently preparing to undertake a dissertation on the subject of "Hillforts, Landscapes and Iron Age Society".

I will be using GIS to investigate what the distribution of Iron Age settlements and featur…

Undergraduate 2019
Chloe Bolsover Roman Toilet Utensils

~~My research will be for my MA dissertation in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. The duration of my project will be from late March to September 2018. I will be considering the function of Roman toiletry articles in Britain. There is a general assumption that thes…

Masters degree -
Matthew Thomas Coinage of the Durotriges

Undergraduate dissertation relating to aspects of the imagery and distribution of Durotrigian coinage. This research will run for a maximum of 6 months and is being undertaken at University of Chester with Dr. Barry Taylor as supervisor.

Undergraduate 2018
Victoria Le Quelenec Identity in Roman Lancashire

I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Central Lancashire. My research aims to explore identity construction in Roman Lancashire, using coin evidence and artefacts associated with personal adornment.
In order to carry out this research, and obtain the best possible data…

PhD level research -
Gillian Vickery Wimborne, Dorset

I am studying for an MPhil at Cardiff University. I am investigating a site near Wimborne, Dorset in which an excavation a hundred years ago revealed a sequence of occupation from Roman through to a high status medieval site. I would like to compare this with other sites in east Dorset to…

Masters degree -
Scott Vanderbilt Roman Inscriptions in Britain

Sott Vanderbilt works on Roman Inscriptions Online at Oxford University

Personal research project -
Chris Lloyd Archeological Spatial Analysis

I am a quantitative geographer with a background in archaeology (BA and MSc from Southampton). I am writing a chapter for the book 'Archaeological Spatial Analysis' (edited by Mark Gillings, Gary Lock and Piraye Hacıgüzeller). I would like to add a couple of case studies which illustrat…

Major publication -
Leo Webley Later Prehistoric Metalwork in Britain

I am working on a Leverhulme Trust funded research project based at Bristol University investigating later prehistoric metalworking in Britain (approximate duration of research: until end 2018). This includes study of the landscape context of metal objects related to metalworking.

Major research (Leverhulme funded) 2018
Duncan Sayer Roman and Saxon Artifact Distributions

I wish to have access so I can investigate the distribution of enamelled objects from the Roman and early Medieval periods across the UK. This relates ot a wider piece of research I am doing on the continuity of discontinuity in enamel art styles and technology.

University of Cent…

Personal research project -
Dickon Perryman Silver Pennies and trade across the North Sea

I am currently doing my MRes thesis on early silver pennies and how their minting and find spots can determine key areas of trade and elaborate on the idea of a common market across the North Sea. To do this i'm looking to compare the PAS to other databases such as NUMIS by creating GIS m…

Masters degree 2018
Nicola Toop Archaeological appraisal of St John's Church, Wilberfoss

We are preparing an archaeological appraisal for the PCC which will inform interpretation of the church in the form of a guidebook and website. We are looking at the fabric of the church itself, but also wanted to place the Church of St John, and the adjacent Benedictine Priory, into its …

External project (UK only) -
Richard Hobbs Roman Silver Hoards

For use as part of ongoing research into Roman silver plate hoards.

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