Research in progress using our data

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Primary investigator Title Level End date
Pauline Clarke Formation of the Anglo-Welsh Borderlands

Student Name: Pauline Clarke, 1514346

Proposed Title: Formation of the Anglo-Welsh Borderlands in the early Middle Ages: Portable Antiquities in the Landscape

Aims & Objectives


To under…

Masters degree -
WIll Thurbin Earthworks in Niton and Whitwell, IOW

I am a PhD student at the University of Birmingham researching Carceral Geography. I am also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Over the past 20 years, in my spare time, I have been researching some interesting earthworks in the south of the Isle of Wight in the Parish of…

Personal research project -
Jemma Underdown Roman to Mediaeval Transition in Eastern Britain

I am a PhD student at the University of Reading working on the Roman to Early Mediaeval transition in regions of eastern Britain. I would like researcher level access in order to have more accurate data on find spots in relationship to other archaeological evidence. I would need this unti…

PhD level research 2022
Arthur Redmonds Castle taskscapes

I am a masters student at the University of Oxford, and I am hoping to use PAS location data in a number of masters level research essays over the next half a year (Until september). I will be attempting to analyse castle taskscapes using the material culture present within the wider land…

Masters degree 2021
Teresa Allen Roman dress accessories in Oxfordshire

What can the Portable Antiquities Scheme database tell us about the style and form of Roman artefacts associated with clothing in Oxfordshire?

Specific questions I would like to answer are:

What is the distribution of style types across Oxfordshire? I inte…

Undergraduate -
Lucy Milligan Roman Military Pendants

I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Southampton studying archaeology and anthropology. I would like to use your database for my dissertation. My dissertation topic is looking at the distribution of Roman military pendants in Britain using the PAS database. I will look at …

Undergraduate 2021
Stephen Hartgroves History and Archaeology of the parish of Perranarworthal

I am Steve Hartgroves; I developed and managed the Cornwall and Scilly HER for Cornwall Archaeological Unit in Truro for 30 years until my retirement a few years ago. I am currently Chair of the Roman Cornwall Research Group, a sub-committe of the Cornwall Archaeological Socie…

Personal research project -
Chris Griffiths Late Bronze Age hoards in South Wales

I am a PhD student working on a project titled: 'Later Bronze Age hoards, hoarding practices and depositional contexts in south-east and south-west Wales'. This is a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) studentship between the University of Reading and Amgueddfa Cymru. This pr…

PhD level research 2024
Darrah Jones-Reddy Speen Medieval Market Site

I plan to complete my 4th-year undergraduate dissertation on the site of Speen that could be the location of a late medieval market. I am currently doing research to support the analysis of this site and will be actively writing my dissertation in the academic year 2021-2022.


Undergraduate -
Ben Roberts Did British Tin Sources and Trade make Bronze Age Europe

Chemical and Isotopic analysis of tin ores from across South-West Britain to compare with bronze objects to see to what extent it helped power massive technological and cultural change across Europe.

Dr Ben Roberts and Dr Alan Williams (Durham University)

Referee: Sam Moor…

Major research (Leverhulme funded) -
Carl Holland Roman Rural Settlement in Surrey

As part of Surrey Archaeology Societies Roman Studies Group I have been invited to take part in a research project entitled Surreys Roman Rural Settlement Programme. The project has a core of four people led by David Calow and including Anne Sassin (Surrey Archaeology, communi…

Archaeology society project -
Katherine Stubbs The use of Sparrowhawks in Medieval hawking from AD c. 1050-1550

I am currently writing an undergratuate dssertation on the use of Sparrowhawks in Medieval hawking from AD c. 1050-1550, with an osteobiography of raptors at Faccombe Netherton, Hampshire. I wish to have researcher access to look at the specific finds locations of hawking-related material…

Undergraduate 2021
Susan Pearce Macmillan Becoming Christian in the British Midlands

I am running a research programme investigating the creation of Christian sites in the Midlands entitled Becoming Christian in the British Midlands. This involves creating a series of county databases and searchable Access files for a broad range of parish-by-parish information, which wil…

Major publication -
Susan Harrison English Heritage Guardianship sites

I work as a Collection Curator for English Heritage in the north of England for English Heritage guardianship sites in the geographic areas of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Teesside, Durham and Northumberland. I actively research the collections (multi-period) held by Englis…

External project (UK only) 2023
Robert Bylett TAS Valley Landscape Project

I want to become a research-level user to enable the recording and research of finds. Our project is the TAS Valley Landscape Project, part of the Caistor Roman Project. Working in partnership with the University of Nottingham, Caistor Roman Project, a registered charity was s…

Archaeology society project -
Camille Vo Van Qui Medieval horse training (11th to 15th century)

I am a student at the University of Exeter, doing a PhD on the subject of medieval horse training (11th to 15th century). I expect to complete my theses in 2023.

I am mostly studying manuscripts, such as the De Medicina Equorum writt…

PhD level research 2023
Chris Edley Nucleated settlements in Roman Britain

I am A PGR student at the University of Leicester. I am researching nucleated settlements in Roma era Britain, comparing finds assemblages from sites within the east midlands civilian zone with those at sites in the northeastern military zone.

Referee: P…

PhD level research -
Roger Bennett The road network in Roman Britain studied using Portable Antiquities Scheme evidence in combination with desk-based landscape analysis tools

I am just about to start an MRes in Archaeology at the University of Chester (already formally enrolled). The research relates to Roman roads and PAS-recorded artefacts. In order to produce meaningful results I will need fairly precise location data for finds, though I am cons…

Masters degree -
Gemma Bond Gloucestershire in the post-Roman period

I am seeking access to the PAS database at research level for my MA dissertation which I am currently undertaking at Cardiff University. My dissertation is a regional study of the historical county of Gloucestershire in the post-Roman period. I intend to utilise the PAS databa…

Masters degree -
Matthew Knight Deliberate Destruction and Deposition of Bronze Age Metalwork in South West England

I am continuing my research on Bronze Age metalwork in Britain in preparation for several articles, as well as the publication of my PhD thesis as a monograph on the Deliberate Destruction and Deposition of Bronze Age Metalwork in South West England (completed at Exeter 2018, due …

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