Research in progress using our data

There are 201 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
Adam Parker Roman 'magic'

I have been researching material associated with Roman Magic for several years now; the topic of my Masters Dissertation in 2010. I am interested in the spatial and chronological distribution of 'magical' objects within Roman Britain as well as bridging the gap between theoretical discuss…

Masters degree -
Emma Harper Coins and Society in Ninth-Century Northumbria

I am a Masters student in Archaeology at the University of Oxford hoping to use the PAS database to provide the data for my dissertation research, and would thus like to become a research level user in order to access specific information on findspots and some of the advanced mapping tech…

Masters degree 2015
Gary Bankhead A cultural, scientific and technical study of the Durham lead cloth seal collection AD1450-1820

I am a current postgrad at Durham University's Department of Archaeology, my research outline is: Research topic A cultural, scientific and technical study of the Durham lead cloth seal collection AD1450-1820 Abstract Prior to 2009 there had been little material evidence o…

Masters degree -
Neil Holbrook Medieval Isle of Wight

Neil Holbrook - Dissertation Research Outline MA Medieval Archaeology 2014 H0 There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a culture on the Isle of Wight distinct from southern England during the 5th to 8th Centuries. H1 There is sufficient evid…

Masters degree -
Hillery Harrison Settlement dynamics in Mercia, c. AD 400-1150

I am an MA (Research) student at University of Nottingham, and am using your data base as part of my research into the development of rural Mercia. For this reason I would like to upgrade my account so that I can see grid references for the locations of finds. I will be using 'Se…

Masters degree -
William Smith The nature and extent of Roman settlement within the Southern Vale of York

The purpose of my research seeks to investigate the nature and extent of Roman settlement within the Southern Vale of York. This research will use a specific case area located along the southern course of the River Ouse and it's confluence with the River Wharfe, an area which can be desc…

Masters degree -
Martyn Thomas How Historic Landscape Characterisation can be used in the assessment of Prehistoric landscapes

For my MA Landscape Archaeology dissertation, being undertaken at the University of York under Dr Kevin Walsh, I am hoping to look at how Historic Landscape Characterisation can be used in the assessment of Prehistoric landscapes, using Wiltshire as a Case Study. As part of this, I am hop…

Masters degree 2014
Lindsay Morehouse Healthcare and medicine in Roman Britain

I am studying for an Mphil in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford. My dissertation focuses on healthcare and medicine in Roman Britain, with particular emphasis on exploring social and religious distinctions. This study will include many types of evidence, however there will…

Masters degree -
David Calow MRes - Site publication of Roman coins

I am taking an MRes postgraduate course in the Archaeology Dept at Reading University. I will complete the course in September 2015. My tutor is Dr John Creighton. I am directing excavations by Surrey Archaeological Society at the Romano-British site at Flexford in Surrey. We have found n…

Masters degree -
Eve Cottrell Understanding social identity in Viking York and its hinterlands: The role of dress fittings and jewellery

I will be looking at Viking dress fittings, including jewellery and accessories in order to look at how social identity was displayed, and whether Scandinavian styles were more prominent in Urban or rural areas. I will use the PAS data identify any patterns within the landscape regarding …

Masters degree -
Catherine Downey Bronze Age Hoards

I am currently researching for my Masters of Archaeology dissertation at the University of Sheffield. My research topic is Bronze Age hoards, specifically in the western England/northern Wales area. I am hoping to examine why a society would choose to deposit artefacts in a hoard versus o…

Masters degree -
Thomas Broomfield Iron Age and Roman finds and features

I'm currently doing research on my dissertation for Iron Age and Roman finds and features, within a select area of the Holderness for my degree at Hull University in History and Archaeology. Please could I have permission to access these finds to help me with my research process.

Masters degree -
Murray Andrews Circulation of late Medieval coinage in the West Midlands

I am studying for an MA in Artefact Studies at UCL. My dissertation focuses on the circulation of late Medieval coinage in the West Midlands, with a particular focus on the relationship of coin finds to documented market sites. This will require the production of both distribution maps us…

Masters degree -
Craig Dicken Sherwood Forest: Settlement, Industry and Social Dynamics from 400 to 1500

I am a postgraduate student of Archaeology at the University of Nottingham. My project is entitled 'Sherwood Forest: Settlement, Industry and Social Dynamics from 400 to 1500'. My research looks to present a reinterpreted view of royal hunting forests in England, using the area tha…

Masters degree 2013
Krissy Moore GIS-based synthesis and reassessment of the archaeological evidence in and around the walled town of Caistor

I'm a MA student from the University of Sheffield, doing the MA in Landscape Archaeology. My dissertation is based on using a GIS-based synthesis and reassessment of the archaeological evidence in and around the walled town of Caistor to look at the changes in Caistor from the immediately…

Masters degree 2013
Andrew Shoemaker Continuity of the Roman road network into the Middle Ages

To whom it may concern, My name is Andrew Shoemaker and I am currently working on my MSc in GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology at UCL. For my dissertation, I am looking at the continuity of the Roman Road Network in England through the Middle Ages. As part of my analysis, I wi…

Masters degree -
Cian O'Halloran Early Medieval execution cemeteries across England

I am a MSc student studying GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology at University College London and I would like research level access to the PAS database. I am conducting my MSc dissertation on the distribution of early Medieval execution cemeteries across England and how the loc…

Masters degree -
Jose Eduardo Macedo de Medeiros Hoards of the Bronze Age in England

I am a master student at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg currently working on the hoards of the Bronze Age in England for my master thesis. I learned in my still going exchange year in the USA about information systems and about ideas like crowdsourcing, which brought me t…

Masters degree -
Tom Keyworth Iron Age and Roman landscapes in central southern Nottinghamshire

I am a masters student studying archaeology at the University of Leicester. For my dissertation I am looking at the Iron Age and Roman landscapes in central southern Nottinghamshire. This landscape study aims to integrate traditional HER data and National Mapping Project data as well exis…

Masters degree -
Carl Savage Medieval coinage distribution in Cumberland

I am studying an MA in medieval archaeology at the university of York and my dissertation is focused on medieval coinage from 1279-1485 in the county of Cumberland. I will be using museum collections, coins found during excavations and the PAS in order to create a database of the class an…

Masters degree 2013

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