Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Peter Atkinson The use of coin finds in the mid Anglo-Saxon period

Using the evidence of coin finds as recorded on the databases of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds, I intend to study the uses of coins in the mid Anglo-Saxon period (roughly AD 650 to AD 870) in the area of north Buckinghamshire, north Bedfordshi…

Masters degree 2013
Robert Kaleta Bronze Age metal work distributions

I'm an MSc student at University College London studying GIS and Spatial Analysis in archaeology. I am writing my Masters dissertation on the distribution of Bronze Age metalwork hoards and single finds across England. I am hoping to explore the patterns of distribution in relation to set…

Masters degree 2013
Rachel Wilkinson How hoards can change our understanding of the later fourth and fifth centuries of Roman Britain

I'm writing a pre-set essay for my Master of Studies in Classical Archaeology. I'm looking at how PAS data, combined with our knowledge of the Hoxne and Patching hoards, changes our understanding of the later fourth and fifth century Britain. I'm combining the distributions of coinage and…

Masters degree 2013
Maddy Knibb Field-names in Somerset

I would like the research level access to PAS in connection with my MPhil research on Field-names in Somerset.

Identifying find-spots would be useful but also incorporating data in my ArcGIS analysis.

Masters degree -
Stewart Munday The contribution of metal detecting to the archaeology of Lincolnshire.

The focus of my research. Using a variety of investigative techniques, including the use of PAS data, to determine the contribution of metal detecting to the archaeology of Early Medieval Lincolnshire and through this to gain further insight and understanding into the development (parame…

Masters degree -
Ian Styler Medieval pilgrimage in Britain

I am an MPhil post-graduate student, studying part-time at Birmingham University, conducting research into medieval pilgrimage in Britain, with specific reference to medieval Worcester and its cathedral's two saints, Wulfstan and Oswald. My research is multidisciplinary, combining aspec…

Masters degree -
Miki Beavis Spatial analysis of Hertfordshire Iron Age and Roman artefacts

I am currently finishing an MSc in GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology at UCL and for my dissertation, would like to use some of the available PAS datapoints if possible. My dissertation looks specifically at Iron Age and Roman artifacts in Hertfordshire and so far I have been usin…

Masters degree -
Philip Wright Late Roman Coin Finds from South-West England, c.360 - 450 AD

Late Roman Coin Finds from South-West England, c.360 - 450 AD This research proposes to form a regional study of the collapsing Roman system of the late fourth century using data collected by the PAS relating to late Roman coinage. Research level access is requested to enable the a…

Masters degree 2012
Becky Hall GIS analysis of PAS data in Wiltshire

My research project is my postgraduate dissertation which aims to use PAS and HER findspot data mapped into an ArcGIS map and investigate three main areas. First, using findspots dated between the Mesolithic and Roman periods to further our understanding of the prehistoric development of …

Masters degree 2012
Janet Anglo-Saxon reuse of pre-historic/ Roman monuments for burial

I am writing a dissertation on Anglo-Saxon reuse of prehistoric and Roman monuments for burial, for the Postgraduate Certificate in Archaeology at Oxford University, Department of Continuing Education. I would like to be able to use detailed information about finds from such sites in Buc…

Masters degree 2012
Dawid Kaczmarski Web application providing tools for statistical analysis of PAS data.

Creating a Web application providing tools for statistical analysis of PAS data.

Masters degree 2012
Charlotte Baxter Potential of PAS data to enhance the Shropshire Historic Environment Record

I am undertaking a dissertation as part of my Masters in Landscape Archaeology, GIS and Virtual Environments at Birmingham University. The focus of my work will be to assess the potential of PAS data to enhance the Shropshire Historic Environment Record (HER). In particular I hope to look…

Masters degree -
Evelyn Camarillo English Medieval seals

I am doing my dissertation on English Medieval seals. In my research I will be looking at the female representations on the seals that were created and now survive: based on the symbols commonly used on the seals that women utilized. It will also bring into account the noblewomen who util…

Masters degree 2012
Heather Legg Symbolism of La Tene metalwork in Wales

I would like to be a research level user for the purpose of completing my MA thesis at Bangor University by September 2012. I am researching symbols on La Tene metalwork found in Wales and my thesis would greatly benefit from greater access in this database.

Masters degree 2012
Claire Burton Study of Highlands Farm

My research project is a study of Highlands Farm, Brightwell cum Sotwell Oxon, with particular focus on Brightwell Barrow and its role in the surrounding landscape. This is a dissertation project for the MSc in Applied Landscape Archaeology at Oxford University. The project will be compl…

Masters degree 2012
James Atkins Modelling a spatial and social context for Anglo-Saxon coinage 960-1066 A.D

Modelling a spatial and social context for Anglo-Saxon coinage 960-1066 A.D, with an aim of studying and representing currency movement and their supporting institutions in the cultural heritage sectors. Using a small (and manageable) dataset within the PAS in exploring ways the sp…

Masters degree 2013
Matt Knight Bronze age metalwork and occupation areas in southwest England

I would like to become a research level user as I am currently writing a dissertation on bronze age metalwork and occupation areas in southwest England (Devon and Cornwall). In this work I intend on compiling a catalogue to advance on Susan Pearce's 1983 catalogue and discuss the implicat…

Masters degree -
Sarah Deacon Numismatic distribution of the West Midlands

I am studying for an MA in Artefact Studies at UCL. For my dissertation I would like to study the distribution of Roman coins using PAS data from Shropshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This will enable me to complete a regional survey of the…

Masters degree 2012
Phil Taylor Anglo-Saxon village of Dadsley

I am currently studing for an MA in Landscape Archaeology at the Univeristy of Sheffield. My dissertation is centred around locating the Anglo-Saxon village of Dadsley which is recorded in the Domesday book, but disapeared shortly after, following the establishment of the village of Tickh…

Masters degree -
Richard Paxford Developing tool use during the Bronze Age and the environment and settlement of upland landscapes

I wish to become a research level user to support my research for my MSc Dissertation which explores the relationship between developing tool use during the Bronze Age and the environment and settlement of upland landscapes, particularly Dartmoor, during this period. The work brings toget…

Masters degree -

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