Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Rebecca Ellis figurative animal and human forms within La Tène art

My PhD reseach is looking into the use of genuinely figurative animal and human forms within La Tène art in England and Wales. I am half way through a three year PhD and already provided assistance with ID's and information to several FLO's. I am based at the University of Hull a…

PhD level research -
Eleanor March Tewkesbury Abbey

I am a PhD student based at the University of Exeter carrying out interdisciplinary research on Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, aiming to elucidate the development of the church and the monastic precinct from its early medieval origins until the Dissolution.

PhD level research -
Mark Orridge From "Final Phase" to Churchyard in mid to late Saxon England

The working title is, From "Final Phase" to Churchyard: a multi-disciplinary investigation into changing funerary practices as indicators of identity and world views in mid-late Anglo-Saxon England.

Referee: Deirdre O’Sullivan (School of Archaeology and Ancient History)

Undergraduate -
Leif Isaksen Alexandrian coin finds in Britain

I am currently research distribution of Alexandrian coins in the UK. This is an ongoing research project that commenced in December 2019 and may continue throughout 2020.

Referee: Barbara Borg (Exeter University)

Personal research project -
Nicola Hurt Roman folding knives in the north-west provinces

My PhD project investigates Roman folding knife handles in the north west provinces. These objects are known in bone/ivory and copper alloy across Britain, France and Germany, but there has been little synthetic study since Eugen von Merklin (1940). I aim to create a database of known exa…

PhD level research -
Beverley Still Human Remains in Britain and Ireland, 1200-400 BC

Human Remains in Britain and Ireland, 1200-400BC

Referee: Ben Roberts (Durham University)

PhD level research -
John Margham Landscape History of the Isle of Wight

I have just commenced my PhD at the Centre for Medieval studies at York University. I am researching the early medieval landscape history of the Isle of Wight. My provisional title for my thesis is 'The Isle of Wight c. 650 to c. 1150: a study of localisation in a landscape'. Afte…

PhD level research -
Brian Roper Landscape Archaeology - Medieval Wales

I wish to become a research level user to assist in the writing of my Dissertation on the MS.c. in Applied Landscape Archaeology at the University of Oxford which is a 1 year project.

David Griffiths, Cont. Educ, Oxford University

Masters degree -
Andrew Williams Anglo-Saxon Cruciform Brooches

I would like to become a research level user in order to have access to location data of Anglo-Saxon Cruciform Brooches in order to study Inland Movement of Cultural artefacts and thus people in the Anglo-Saxon Migration period using Cruciform Brooches as a medium as an undergradu…

Undergraduate -
Tristan Alphey Irish metalwork in the Danelaw

My research intends to explore Irish metalwork incorporated in a Danelaw context, especially lead weights, and the possible reasons for their presence Research level access will provide me with the extra information required to identify this metalwork, along with the spatial data …

PhD level research -
Peta Fray Rural Settlement in the Roman Cotswolds

I am an MA by research student at the University of Birmingham studying with Roger White and Henry Chapman. My research project is looking at the rural settlement patterns of the Roman Cotswolds, Upper Thames Valley and the Severn Vale to understand their spatial locations and their relat…

Masters degree -
John Dinges Pilgrim Badges in England and Wales

I am currently a graduate student at the University of Oxford reading for an M.Phil in Archaeology. My thesis project, which will be completed in June 2020, will focus on the late medieval pilgrim badges of England and Wales. The potential to "shed light on a wide range of popular medieva…

Masters degree -
Richard Mackinder Batlle of Bosworth


I have been researching the Battle of Bosworth, 1485 for the last 25 years and I was the main site coordinator when the search for the true site of the battle was being funded by the HLF and the work was being managed by Glenn Foard with the Battlefields Trust and Leices…

Personal research project 2021
Thomas Rose-Jones Oxfordshire Heritage

John Moore Heritage Services, based in Oxfordshire; we want to ensure that our desk based assessments are consulting the widest possible range of data available, including that curated by the PAS.

Desk based assessment -
Heather Holt Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage: Funerary Commemoration and Cultural Change in Early Mediaeval Southern Britain, c. AD 430-600
(Full-time doctoral research at University of Cardiff, starting Oct 2019 and completing by mid-2022, with option of a further year to write up findings)

PhD level research -
Jody Joy Iron Age Artefact Distribution

Jody Joy at the Museum of Archaeology and Antropology, Cambridge, is using PAS data to plot distribution of Iron Age finds in Britain.

Referee: Dr Sam Moorhead (PA&T, British Museum)

Personal research project -
Craig Campbell LIA settlements and harbours on the west Thames Tideway

My research will explore the development of LIA settlements and harbours along the west Thames Tideway, examining their importance in trade, transport and defence, and their relationship with the Roman world at this time. It will be the first to study LIA settlement and society comprehens…

PhD level research -
Hilary Cool Sherburn in Elmet

I wish to know the brooches that have been recorded from Sherburn in Elmet North Yorkshire. I know that detectorists have been active in the area of an excavation there conducted by MAP Archaeological Practice for which I am writing the small finds report. The excavated material has an un…

Archaeology society project 2019
Idit Ben Or 17th and I18th Century Tokens in England

My Phd dissertation focuses on non-governmental low denominational coinage (tokens) in England, from the 17th century to the early 19th century. The dissertation focuses on two main waves of private minting, mid 17th century trade tokens and late 18th century provincial coinage. It is bot…

PhD level research -
Hana Lewis Anglo-Saxon Artefacts

I am interested in using the PAS data for the Anglo-Saxon/Early Medieval period across England to compare with my PhD findings. I would like to compare the types, quantities and chronologies of the settlement assemblages within my work to the corresponding PAS assemblages.


Personal research project -

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