Research in progress using our data

There are 130 projects in progress that you can read about. If you're not listed here, then please do let us know and we'll add you.

Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Mark Potential landing sites for the Roman invasion of Britain

I am currently studying for a BA in Archaeology at Bristol University, as a part-time student (Stu No: 0650869). My course enters the Level 3 phase this autumn and I will be commencing a dissertation. I am currently considering a re-assessment of evidence for identifying the potential…

Undergraduate 2011
Mike Pengelly Consideration of whether the Hog's Back Ridge between Guildford and Farnham represented a tribal boundary in the Middle to Later Iron Age and/or was part of a long distant trade route.

Consideration of whether the Hog's Back Ridge between Guildford and Farnham represented a tribal boundary in the Middle to Later Iron Age and/or was part of a long distant trade route. Research will feature on identification and typology of finds. This project forms part of my Dissertati…

Undergraduate 2011
Matthew Deary Roman coin analysis

A study on what evidence coin hoards and site-finds of the Imperial period can provide us with, especially in regards to Roman Britain.

Undergraduate -
Ed Morrow What was the social, political and cultural impact of Scandinavian contact and settlement on the town of Torksey in the ninth to eleventh centuries?

"What was the social, political and cultural impact of Scandinavian contact and settlement on the town of Torksey in the ninth to eleventh centuries?"

In order to answer this question I will be investigating how ethnic identity was expressed through material culture during…

Undergraduate 2011
Virginia Pringle Character of the Iron Age landscape in the Alton area of Hampshire

3rd year undergraduate at Winchester University currently preparing dissertation based on the character of the Iron Age landscape in the Alton area of Hampshire. Will be researching until May 2011.

Undergraduate 2011
Dominic Coyne An Emperor's debt to York? An investigation into financial effects of the House of Constantine on the East Riding of Yorkshire in the Fourth Century AD

Beginning with his elevation to Caesar at York in AD 306, the reign of Constantine marked a new period of prosperity for the Empire. Using numismatic evidence from the PAS database and other sources, I aim to ascertain if the period of Constantine’s reign and that of his successors resu…

Undergraduate 2011
Paul Dickinson To what extent has the Portable Antiquities Scheme (P.A.S.) in Leicestershire added to or changed our understanding of settlement in north-east Leicestershire during the Viking period

Leicestershire was part of the Danelaw. Scandinavian derived place names abound in the eastern side of the county suggesting Viking occupation, or some form of ownership, of a number of villages and hamlets. It is understood that 10th century inhabitants of the Wreake Valley in north- eas…

Undergraduate -
Emma Traherne Farming for fields of Gold

An examination of the attitudes of farmers in the United Kingdom towards archaeology on their land and how these attitudes can be shaped and affected by the archaeological community and other organisations.

Undergraduate 2009
Abby Taylor The transmission of La Téne artistic styles into early Romano-British metalwork

The transmission of La Téne artistic styles into early Romano-British metalwork: A study of metalwork from the early Roman period in Britain in order to find out whether artistic styles were predominantly influenced by native La Téne traditions or styles brought in by the Romans.…

Undergraduate 2011
Chris Blake Anglo-Saxon village survey: Carisbrooke

 My research is located on the Isle of Wight, in particular trying to locate an Anglo-Saxon village located somewhere in the Carisbrooke area. This village is associated with burials found at Carisbrooke Castle indicating the first use of the site as a cemetery. There have been a number …

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Michelle Graabek Cultural Identity within the Danelaw: A comparison of late Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian art styles within and outside the Danelaw

My aim is to harness the potential of Late Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian metalwork recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme, as a tool for understanding how cultural identity was expressed and negotiated within the territory of the Danelaw, during the latter 9th and 10th centuries…

Undergraduate -
Georgina Ascroft Settlement of the Tyne and Wear area during the period 600-900 AD

Miss Ascroft is submitting a thesis on the Early Medieval settlement patterns of Tyne and Wear. St Hilda's College, Oxford.

Undergraduate 2010
Maya Hoole Why do some archaeologists have reservations about the portable antiquities programme?

I am a third year archaeology student at edinburgh university. For my course of 'archaeology in practice' lead by Professor Jim Crow, my essay title is Why do some archaeologists have reservations about the portable antiquities programme?. I would like to have access to the website to fur…

Undergraduate 2010
Alison Devine Coin loss in the North West and possibly also NE; comparing PAS data to excavated data

A third year undergraduate dissertation at Newcastle University.

Undergraduate 2010
Peter Twinn Vikings in Gloucestershire and Somerset

Peter is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Bristol University under the tuition of Mark Horton. He is looking at the evidence for settlement by the Vikings in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

Undergraduate -
Ann Carey The relationship between find spots and landscape features especially altitude, for hoards and single deposits from the Bronze and Iron Ages since the 19th century.

Diploma in Archaeology - relationship between find spots and landscape features especially altitude, for hoards and single deposits from the Bronze and Iron Ages since the 19th century.

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Amy Jones Looted Art Is Looted History

Kent - Looted Art Is Looted History

Undergraduate -
Laura Jay Reece periodisation of PAS Roman coin data

Institute of Archaeology, University College London: Reece periodisation of PAS Roman coin data

Undergraduate -
Sophie Thorogood The Portable Antiquities Scheme - specifically, its progression through the years, since its creation.

University of Exeter: The Portable Antiquities Scheme - specifically, its progression through the years, since its creation.

Undergraduate -
Kira Harkin Bronze Age hoards and single finds in Hampshire

King Alfred's University of Winchester: Bronze Age hoards and single finds in Hampshire

Undergraduate -

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