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
Dean Paton Polygonize the township and parish boundaries of Wirral

I have a GIS-based project that I wish to complete by May. I am planning to map out and polygonize the township and parish boundaries of Wirral, differentiating between natural boundaries (streams, coastlines, etc) and straight, man-made boundaries such as road-ways. I aim to use this as …

Masters degree -
Will Burnham Palace sites of King Edwin

I am attempting to identify possible palace sites of King Edwin in Deira using various forms of both archaeological and historical data. I hoped to use the Portable Antiquity scheme to identify physical remains that could be linked to Edwin in the area. Combining this with other informati…

Masters degree -
Lizzi Zoomorphic bronze jugs and pateras

I will be looking at Bronze Jugs and Pateras focusing specifically on those with animal head decoration from Roman Britain. This is a very understudied area of Roman Britain with only two papers written by Eggers in the 60s and Nuber in the 70s. I intend to gather details of every known e…

Masters degree -
Christopher Coombe TBA

I am studying for an MA in Archaeology at Reading University , taking modules in Roman Material Culture and the Archaeology of Money: Coins, Power and Society. Matreial available through research at the PAS will be very helpful for the essays and coursework.

Masters degree -
Steve Impact of the Portable Antiquities Scheme

My dissertation will look at the the first ten years or so of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the impact the scheme has had on the Archaeology of the West Midlands region and its contribution to our understanding of the historical landscape, from its inception in 1997 to the last majo…

Masters degree -
David Gould Landscape investigation around Southmead, Bristol

I am currently a Landscape Archaeology MA student at the University of Bristol. I am currently researching a number of sites for this course and will research more in the future. At present I am researching a site of a possible house platform in Middle Hope, Kewstoke and the Southmead Rou…

Masters degree -
Janette Henderson Desk based assessment of Westbury Camp in Somerset

I am an MA student in Landscape Archaeology at Bristol University and need to access the PAS in connection with two of my assignments - a desk based assessment of Westbury Camp in Somerset and an HER enhancement of Woodspring Priory also in Somerset. For for both I need to see if there a…

Masters degree -
Alex Davies Relationship between Bronze Age hoards and stray finds

I am researching Bronze Age hoards and important individual finds, and plan to place them in their social and landscape contexts to try and better understand them. I would like to have greater access to the database to analyse the spatial relationships between hoards and topographic and c…

Masters degree -
Chris Bywell Anglo-Saxon and Viking assembly-places in the wapentakes of Agbrigg, Morley, and Osgoldcross

I am doing a dissertation for an MA (Medieval History) at York University, on Anglo-Saxon and Viking assembly-places in the wapentakes of Agbrigg, Morley, and Osgoldcross. The deadline for submission is 19 September 2011. Precise identifications of findspots of material culture (such as t…

Masters degree -
Zara Burford Survey of Papal Bullae around the West Midlands region and Wales

Survey of Papal Bullae around the West Midlands region and Wales - University of Exeter student volunteering with Shropshire and Herefordshire branch of PAS scheme. 

Masters degree -
John Jennings Bronze and Iron ages in East Surrey and West Kent

I am currently doing the MSc course in Applied Landscape Archaeology at Oxford University. I am engaged in producing a dissertation on the Bronze and Iron ages in East Surrey and West Kent. I would like as part of this to produce an updated distribution map of Celtic coins in this area br…

Masters degree -
Martin Locker Pilgrimage in the Medieval British landscape

My research focusses on pilgrimage in the Medieval British landscape, examining hw the pilgrim utilised ther Medieval route network, distribution of pilgrim related material culture, and the sensory narrative of travel across the Medieval environment.

Masters degree -
Georgie Peters Spatial analysis of iron age coin distribution in England

For MSc dissertation at UCL (completion Sept 2011) - a spatial analysis of iron age coin distribution in England. I'm investigating whether there is a link between iron age hill forts and coins, whether these coins are clustered around certain hill forts (eg. do the larger hill for…

Masters degree 2011
Alexandra Egginton Chalk Hillfigures (especially the Uffington Horse) in a landscape context.

I wish to become a research level user while undertaking research for my Master's dissertation. In brief, this is looking at Chalk Hillfigures (especially the Uffington Horse) in a landscape context. The data from the PAS database is of considerable importance in attempting understand the…

Masters degree 2011
Charlotte Howsam Medieval book fittings

I wish to become a research level user as I am undertaking research on medieval book fittings for my Masters Dissertation and subsequently my PhD, both in archaeology, for which I will be required to look at records from the Scheme's database. The probable combined length of these project…

Masters degree -
Neralie Johnston Symbolic nature and iconography of Anglo-Saxon amulets in early medieval England

I am currently researching dissertation material for my MA in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Reading. My dissertation topic will evaluate and categorise the symbolic nature and iconography of Anglo-Saxon amulets in early medieval England. I would like to use the PAS as a basis …

Masters degree -
Edward Kemp Using a GIS to identifying early-medieval coastal market sites in the UK

Using a GIS to identifying early-medieval coastal market sites in the UK I am taking a master’s degree in Applied Geographical Information Systems at Kingston University. As part of my course I need to produce a research project showing how GIS technology and spatial analysis tec…

Masters degree 2011
Harriet Riley Roman military equipment

Where and what military equipment has ben recorded on the PAS database. I plan to explain how it was found out of a military context. This project will last until August 2011.

Masters degree 2011
Mattias Jacobsson Art styles in Anglo-Scandinavian contexts: Comparison of late Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian art styles within and outside the Danelaw

From February 2011 until approx. June 2012 I intend to take on a topic listed on the PAS website: Art styles in Anglo-Scandinavian contexts: Comparison of late Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian art styles within and outside the Danelaw. Is the administrative boundary reflected in these distrib…

Masters degree 2012
Dave Durkin Aspects of a Blackmore Vale Landscape Investigation into landscape development in north Dorset

Aspects of a Blackmore Vale Landscape Investigation into landscape development in north Dorset. Using archaeological data within a GIS to construct a model for settlement, communication and agricultural development along the Corallian ridge of the Blackmore Vale, from the late prehistori…

Masters degree 2011

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