Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Daniel Pett Daniel Pett Varia

I have a variety of projects:

a) edit, amend and add Roman Republican Coin and Roman Imperial Coin identifiers to records so that they appear in the American Numismatic Society projects OCRE and CRRO. This will be done programmatically and manually using R stats or Python - refere…

External project (UK only) -
Jouni Tuominem A PAS for Finland

We are collaborating with PAS in our SuALT research project ( where we are developing a similar finds recording system in Finland.

External project (International) -
Bethany Waters Latin Inscriptions recorded with the PAS

I will be working with Dr John Pearce in the next few months as part of a graduate research internship (funded by Kings College London). This will be running until the beginning of September. I will be requiring research access to the PAS as we be looking to undertake two projects. One wi…

Undergraduate 2018
Dominic Escott Chichester Barrow Survey

~~I am currently undertaking a Masters (MRes) with the University of Winchester, researching Neolithic Oval Barrows specifically at a countrywide level with a more detailed case study area including geophsical work within the 'Secrets of the High Woods' LiDAR project in West Sussex.

External project (UK only) -
Martin Baer Coins finds of Marcus Aurelius to Commodus

In my phd thesis I am researching the coin finds of the Roman emperors Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Verus and Commodus. One of my research focus deals with the representation of these emperors. Therefore I quantify the coin types from the finds. The find spots within the database of PAS brings…

PhD level research -
Isaac Lawton Livery Badges between the 13th and 16th centuries in England

I am conducting research for a Master's degree at the University of York, investigating various aspects of the use and effect of livery badges in England between the 13th and 16th centuries AD. The primary source of data for this project is a corpus of livery badges acquired from excavati…

Masters degree 2018
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

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