Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Karl Shutes Examination of Hoards in Roman Britain using Statistical Analysis

University of Warwick

Referee: Kevin Butcher

Masters degree -
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
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 -
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
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 -
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 -
Dickon Perryman Silver Pennies and trade across the North Sea

I am currently doing my MRes thesis on early silver pennies and how their minting and find spots can determine key areas of trade and elaborate on the idea of a common market across the North Sea. To do this i'm looking to compare the PAS to other databases such as NUMIS by creating GIS m…

Masters degree 2018
Jane Barker Iron Age Horsemanship and Horse Gear in the North West

I am an Archaeology MA student at the University of Manchester, and part of a collaboration project between local universities in the north west of England and the Portable Antiquities Scheme. My research will involve Iron Age horse gear, such as fobs, and the working title of my research…

Masters degree -
Gillan 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 -
Joseph Robson Continuity and Change in Coin Hoarding Practices from Iron Age to Roman Britain, 55 BC - AD 93

I am a current Mst Classical Archaeology student at the University of Oxford. My Masters dissertation relates to the Roman Coinage module and is provisionally titled:

Continuity and Change in Coin Hoarding Practices from Iron Age to Roman Britain, 55 BC - AD 93

The dissert…

Masters degree -
Elizabeth Ryan Vikings north of the Tees?

Does the Tees Valley form boundary of cultural influence in Viking-age North East England? The aim of this MA research (Durham University) is to identify if Viking influence extended northwards past the River Tees, or whether it was contained to the south of the river in what is tradition…

Masters degree -
Lindsay Banfield Piercebridge Finds

I am currently involved in a research placement as part of my Masters degree at University of Reading, and am working with some of the objects from the Piercebridge Project. I would like to gain access to the information and any available images pertaining to these objects which are store…

Masters degree -
Jade Westerman Roman Coin Hoards in Britain

MA Dissertation on Roman Coin Hoards in Britain, supervised by Dr Ben Roberts (Durham University)

Masters degree 2017
Emma Cater Viking and Anglo-Scandinavian Sculpture in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire

I would like my account to be upgraded as it will assist greatly with my current studies for an MA by Thesis in Archaeology (part time, supervised by Peter Halkon), which I am undertaking at the University of Hull. I am producing a comparative study of the archaeological evidence of scult…

Masters degree 2019
Jonathan Ward Viking Trade between Dublin, York and Chester

I would like to be become a resaerch level user as, I will be using the Portable Antiquities Scheme, alongside other data such as HER Data, grey literature, and published literature to analyse the Viking-age trade route between the cities of Dublin and York and Chester's involvement in to…

Masters degree 2017
Ben Haines Viking Age Nottinghamshire

I am a current MPhil student at the Unversity of Cambridge. I will be reviewing finds from the early medievel period in Nottinghamshire to determine if they can help develop our understanding of Viking age Nottinghamshire. It is a 4000 word project for a module on the Anglo-Saxon and Viki…

Masters degree -
James Tufnell The Cirencester Region; Viking disruption in North Yorkshire

Using PAS I hope to able to augment my study of the social organisation and development of Cirencester and its hinterland as part of my MPhil dissertation at Cambridge University. I also hope to encorperate my finds to study metal detector finds as evidence of Viking disruption in North Y…

Masters degree -
Paula Allen Exploring the evidence for links between Britain, Ireland and Frankia during the period that the Great Viking Army was raiding in England (865-880)

My masters dissertation topic aims to explore the evidence for links between Britain, Ireland and Frankia during the period that the Great Viking Army was raiding in England (865-880).

I am investigating the nature and impact of these links, such as:

th…

Masters degree 2018
Brandon Fathy Putting the Dead in their Place: the social landscape of cemeteries and settlement in early medieval Oxfordshire

The aim of my project is to map the changing spatial relationships between settlements and cemeteries in Oxfordshire from AD 300 to 1000. Vast social change has occurred within this time span beginning with the imposition Roman Empire, its subsequent withdrawal and collapse, and the devel…

Masters degree 2018

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