Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
James Thomson Leeds City Council Planning

Researcher level access is requested for the preparation of archaeological site assessments to inform planning proposals. This data will provide the accuracy required for spatial analysis of clusters or in relation to other known archaeological sites.

Referee: Amy Downes

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Andrew Tibbs Roman weaponry

I am currently working with Prof Richard Hingley (Durham) to scope out a project relating to Roman weaponary findspots and how these can be used in GIS spatial analysis to determine military movements through the landscape, and the relationship with various Roman and indigenous locations.…

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Greer Ramsey Finds recording in Northern Ireland

I have responsibility for recording all archaeological objects found by members of the public in Northern Ireland, including Treasure. This spans a time frame from the Mesolithic to the 1600 and is part of my role as Curator of Archaeololgy in National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI). I w…

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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
Melinda Barham Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project

I am a Trustee of the Sedgeford Historic Archaeological Research Project (SHARP) based in Norfolk. In order to continue ongoing research work as part of the project I require greater access to information on the finds spots of items recorded on the PAS.

I had a meeting with Andrea…

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Michael Lewis and Elijas Oksanen Medieval Markets

The PAS records archaeological finds discovered by the public on its database (, which is a unique academic resource in terms of its size and chronological extent. Over one million finds have been recorded to date, of which about 13 …

External project (UK only) 2025
Nigel Rothwell Beacons of the Past

Chilterns Conservation Board's HLF funded Iron Age hill-forts ‘Beacons of the Past’ project


Dr Jo Kirton…

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Rebecca Ferreira The Roman Coastline

This project seeks to investigate the evidence for maritime and maritime-related activities around the English coastline in the c. 400 years of Roman occupation. Reports of Roman finds and of potential Roman shipwrecks regularly appear in publications but there has been l…

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Gail Graham Farming Finds (Lincolnshire)

Heritage Lincolnshire are currently working with LIncolnshire County Council on a pilot project, 'Farming Finds' looking at matching records on the HER and 'ground truthing' those along with interviewing 4 farmers to potentially enrich the archaeological record and Lincolnshire HER. Adam …

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Wendy Morrison Beacons of the Past

The HLF Funded 'Beacons of the Past' project explores the Iron Age landscapes of the Chilterns AONB, with a particular focus on its hillforts and their surroundings. A bespoke LiDAR survey of the AONB will form the major dataset for this project. PAS data will be consulted for gaining a l…

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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…

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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.

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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

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Nicola Toop Archaeological appraisal of St John's Church, Wilberfoss

We are preparing an archaeological appraisal for the PCC which will inform interpretation of the church in the form of a guidebook and website. We are looking at the fabric of the church itself, but also wanted to place the Church of St John, and the adjacent Benedictine Priory, into its …

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Richard Hobbs Roman Silver Hoards

For use as part of ongoing research into Roman silver plate hoards.

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Emma Firth River Stour in Dorset

We are currently carrying out a project looking at the influence of the River Stour, Dorset on its environment, starting from Stourhead to Christchurch. The project is being undertaken on behalf of Historic England (…

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Gill Draper Settlements and the development of routes through the Weald, c. 1100-1500'

Abstract for paper for Medieval Settlement Research Group conference 2018.
The proposed research is for a paper requested and accepted for the conference of the Medieval Settlement Research Group conference on 21 April 2018. I plan to submit a paper to the journal of the Medieval Se…

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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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Krystyna truscoe Silchester Environs Project

I am part of the Silchester Iron Age Environs Project at the Department of Archaeology, University of Reading. I have just completed an aerial photograph and lidar survey of our project area. We have previously requested PAS data (in 2015), but I would like to download an updated version …

External project (UK only) 2017
Meg Sims The Archaeology and History of Lacock

I am preparing an Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey for the National Trust at Lacock Abbey and associated estate land (264a).

This requires documentary and fieldwork research to create a report bringing together the archaeological and historic evidence for Lacock. The r…

External project (UK only) 2017

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