Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Leslie Hebb The evolution of the landscape of the parish and the settlement development of the village, of Bishop Burton

I am a part-time history and archaeology student at the University of Hull. I am applying for undergraduate research data for my dissertation "The evolution of the landscape of the parish and the settlement development of the village, of Bishop Burton" in the East Riding of Yorkshire whic…

Undergraduate -
Joseph Robson Continuity and Change in Coin Hoarding Practices from Iron Age to Roman Britain, 55 BC - AD 93

I am a current Mst Classical Archaeology student at the University of Oxford. My Masters dissertation relates to the Roman Coinage module and is provisionally titled:

Continuity and Change in Coin Hoarding Practices from Iron Age to Roman Britain, 55 BC - AD 93

The dissert…

Masters degree -
Elizabeth Ryan Vikings north of the Tees?

Does the Tees Valley form boundary of cultural influence in Viking-age North East England? The aim of this MA research (Durham University) is to identify if Viking influence extended northwards past the River Tees, or whether it was contained to the south of the river in what is tradition…

Masters degree -
Adrian Olivier Late Iron Age and Early Roman Brooches

This project extends the PhD work carried out by the researcher at the University of Nottingham

Personal research project -
Adrian Olivier Roman Production Site at Walton-le-Dale, Lancashire

No abstract given.

Personal research project -
Adrian Olivier Shotesham All Saints Community Heritage Project (Norfolk)

I am embarking on research into the Parish of Shotesham All Saints (South Norfolk) with a community Heritage project

Archaeology society project -
Lindsay Banfield Piercebridge Finds

I am currently involved in a research placement as part of my Masters degree at University of Reading, and am working with some of the objects from the Piercebridge Project. I would like to gain access to the information and any available images pertaining to these objects which are store…

Masters degree -
Alice Forward ‘Living Standards and Material Culture in English Rural Households, 1300-1600’

I am currently working as an Associate Researcher on a Leverhulme Trust Funded Project (here is a link to our blog: medievalobjects.wordpress.com - Cambridge and Cardiff Universities) during which we will be using PAS data to look at the distribution of medieval objects at particular site…

Major research (Leverhulme funded) 2019
Richard Smith Brough, Melton and Welton in the East Riding of Yorkshire

I am a third year student of History and Archeaology at the University of Hull. During this year I am working on my undergraduate dissertation, which will focus on human activity in the town of Brough, and the villages of Welton and Melton, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The date range …

Undergraduate 2018
Katherine Sewell Roman Figurenes from Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk

I am a third year archaeology student studying at Durham University. My dissertation concerns Roman figurines from Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. I aim to assess the distribution of the figurines in my local area, as well as more detailed aspects such as the god/goddess, human or animal depi…

Undergraduate -
Kelly Clarke Links between the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms and Gaul in the 7th century AD

Project Title: The (re-)making of the North Sea world: politics, trade and long-distance interactions between Anglo-Saxon England and Merovingian Gaul in the 'long' seventh century

My project investigates interactions between Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and Gaul in the seventh century th…

PhD level research -
Justine Biddle Society in Eastern England, 5th-9th Centuries AD

I previously worked for the scheme as an intern in both Suffolk and Lancashire/Cumbria and am currently working on my PhD, looking at small metal artefacts from the early Medieval period in Suffolk. I am looking at whether changes in the material expression of identity can tell us about t…

PhD level research -
Kristine Friis Jørgensen Viking and Early Medieval filigree beads and pin heads

I am an undergradute at University of Bristol, currently doing research for my dissertation. I am doing research on Viking age/early medieval filigree beads and pin heads found in both the UK and Scandinavia. My aim is to make a catalogue of artefacts fitting this description, to research…

Undergraduate -
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…

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