Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Kathryn Libby The Viking impact on Anglo-Saxon England

The proposed research will examine metalwork, principally brooches, from Viking-Age England to provide new insights into the impact of Scandinavian settlers on Anglo-Saxon society and economy. Over the last 20 years, metal-detected finds reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme have tr…

PhD level research -
Graham Jones The Deerhurst Project, Glos.

My purpose in applying is to assist in further research towards publication in amplified, annotated form of my Deerhurst Lecture, 2017: 'The Deer of Deerhurst: Landscape, lordship, custom and ritual'.

Referee: Prof Mark Horton (Bristol University)

Personal research project -
James Salvini Early Medieval Northumbria

I am currently undertaking an undergraduate dissertation (University of York) research under the guidance of Steve Ashby on Early Medieval Northumbria, using the PAS database.

My main research focus at this point is to look at changing settlement and economic dynamics across t…

Undergraduate -
James Salvini Early Medieval Northumbria

I am currently undertaking an undergraduate dissertation (University of York) research under the guidance of Steve Ashby on Early Medieval Northumbria, using the PAS database.

My main research focus at this point is to look at changing settlement and economic dynamics across t…

Undergraduate -
Thomas Matthews Boehmer Around the North Sea in the Late Iron Age and Roman Periods

I am about to begin my PhD at the University of Cambridge. My research focuses on comparable societal developments in the LIA and early Roman periods in East England and areas across the North Sea (the Netherlands, Belgium, and Northern France).

Higher level access to the PAS data…

PhD level research -
Rebecca Gregory Viking Nottinghamshire

I am writing a book entitled "Viking Nottinghamshire", which will be published by Five Leaves Press in November 2017. The book includes information on Viking and Anglo-Scandinavian finds within the county, and access to fuller information on some finds on the PAS database would be extreme…

Personal research project 2017
Duncan Wright Landscape of the WItham Valley, Lincolnshire

A characterisation of the medieval and later landscape of the Witham Valley, Lincolnshire. Utilising a range of archaeological and other resources, this research seeks to reconstruct the evolution of the Witham landscape and its communities from the early medieval through to the post-medi…

External project (UK only) -
Valerie Reffold Hornsea, East Yorkshire

A study of the Hornsea region.

University of Hull, supervisor Dr Helen Fenwick

Undergraduate -
Samanta Reiter Tales of Bronze Age Women

I am a post-doc researcher at the National Museum of Denmark currently involved with the Tales of Bronze Age Women project. You can find more about our project here (http://en.natmus.d…

External project (International) -
Jade Westerman Roman Coin Hoards in Britain

MA Dissertation on Roman Coin Hoards in Britain, supervised by Dr Ben Roberts (Durham University)

Masters degree 2017
Dawn Hadley Viking Great Army in the late 9th Century

I am currently examining the evidence for the Viking Great Army in the late C9th. Project confirned by Julian Richards at York University.

Personal research project -
Krystyna truscoe Silchester Environs Project

I am part of the Silchester Iron Age Environs Project at the Department of Archaeology, University of Reading. I have just completed an aerial photograph and lidar survey of our project area. We have previously requested PAS data (in 2015), but I would like to download an updated version …

External project (UK only) 2017
Emma Cater Viking and Anglo-Scandinavian Sculpture in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire

I would like my account to be upgraded as it will assist greatly with my current studies for an MA by Thesis in Archaeology (part time, supervised by Peter Halkon), which I am undertaking at the University of Hull. I am producing a comparative study of the archaeological evidence of scult…

Masters degree 2019
Dave Garner Variance and Hybridity in the Roman Empire

I am currently undertaking PhD research at University of Chester under the supervision of Dr Caroline Pudney. My research focuses upon localised variance and hybridity within the Roman Empire in Britain, the Rhine/Danube and Syria. Acccess to components of your database at 'research level…

PhD level research -
Nikki Cowlard Roman to Saxon Surrey

As Secretary of Surrey Archaeological Society's Roman Studies Group I am currently engaged in research on the Roman - Saxon interface in Historic Surrey under the leadership of Dr. David Bird.

Archaeology society project -
Jonathan Ward Viking Trade between Dublin, York and Chester

I would like to be become a resaerch level user as, I will be using the Portable Antiquities Scheme, alongside other data such as HER Data, grey literature, and published literature to analyse the Viking-age trade route between the cities of Dublin and York and Chester's involvement in to…

Masters degree 2017
Erica Cooke The Conversion of the Isle of Wight

I am a BA Archaeology student at the University of York, currently at the end of my second year. My undergraduate dissertation will be an investigation into the conversion to Christianity on the Isle of Wight, and the research will be supervised by Matthew Jenkins. The research will seek …

Undergraduate 2018
Agnes Tregaskis Bronze Age Metal in North Wales

My working title is Bronze Age Metal in North Wales.

My ‘database’ is being built at

To-date I have recorded metal finds reported by antiquarians as well as those recorded in archaeological journals and…

PhD level research 2020
Ben Haines Viking Age Nottinghamshire

I am a current MPhil student at the Unversity of Cambridge. I will be reviewing finds from the early medievel period in Nottinghamshire to determine if they can help develop our understanding of Viking age Nottinghamshire. It is a 4000 word project for a module on the Anglo-Saxon and Viki…

Masters degree -
Meg Sims The Archaeology and History of Lacock

I am preparing an Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey for the National Trust at Lacock Abbey and associated estate land (264a).

This requires documentary and fieldwork research to create a report bringing together the archaeological and historic evidence for Lacock. The r…

External project (UK only) 2017

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