Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Simon Marsh Post-Mediaeval Battlefields

I am the Research and Battlefield Threats Coordinator for the Battlefields Trust, a national charity dedicated to the preservation, research and presentataion of battlefields as historical and educational resources. I would like Researcher access to the PAS database to review detail on sh…

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Stephen Gadd Locating National Collection Project

I am working as Research Curator on the Locating a National Collection project (AHRC funded) at the British Library, and so would like research level access, please.

Referee: Gethin Rees (British Library)

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Simon Walton Iron Age, Roman and Early Medieval Portchester and environs

My research interest is twofold; Firstly I am undertaking and investigation into Iron Age/Roman/Early medieval occupation patterns in and around the areas of Portchester, Southwick, Havant/Hayling. The aim being to identify any likely sites that have not being found through other …

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Martin Millett Roman York: beneath the streets

A research project looking at the past archaeology of York: Roman York: beneath the streets

Martin Millett and Thomas Matthews …

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John Reid Roman Military artefacts in Scotland

Roman Iron Age in Scotland with a particular interest in Roman military artefacts.

My sub specialist area of interest:

Roman lead sling bullets (glandes) not just in Scotland but UK-wide.

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Chris Matthews Romans in North East Wales

I am a professional archaeologist working for Archaeological Survey West. We are conducting research alongside the University of Chester into Roman activity in North East Wales and around the River Dee. We recently undertook a survey over an enclosure, noted as a possible Roman encampment…

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Lorrae Campbell Merrick's Hill, Eddisbury, excavation report

Having recently gained my PhD at the University of Liverpool, I am now acting as a Research Assistant for my supervisor Dr Rachel Pope, as she prepares the Merrick's Hill, Eddisbury excavation records for publication as a monograph. Specifically, I would like to gain an understanding of t…

External project (UK only) 2022
Dr Johnnie Shipley National Gird Infrastructure North Yorkshire

I am a Principal Heritage Consultant with AECOM and I'm currently working on a number of large infrastructure schemes in the UK including SEGL2 in East and North Yorkshire (Introduc…

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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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