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
Emma Boast The Viking Shield: changes in use from the 8th - 11th Century

I am a student at the University of York focusing on looking at the remains for the Viking shield in the archaeology of the British Isles. I am interested in the way the Viking shield changes use during the 8th-11th century, not only in burial contexts but also in battle as a functional i…

Masters degree 2011
Rachael Monk Investigating landscape and identity in Neolithic and Bronze Age Suffolk

In my masters dissertation, I am going to be investigating landscape and identity in Neolithic and Bronze Age Suffolk. The key issues I aim to explore are: How the Suffolk landscape was first utilised by people to construct long-standing social groupings How these…

Masters degree 2012
Ian Marshman Biases within PAS data.

Im a masters student at the University of Leicester, writing a paper on the biases in using PAS data, particularly for the Roman period. This will include the areas of the country with poor levels of finds reporting, such as in urban areas, and forested areas, or places far from a finds l…

Masters degree -
John Finlay Iron Age coins found in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

The study will consider those coins found in Hampshire and the IOW which circulated in the area prior to the Roman conquest. Since it is not particular to any tribe or sub-period, it will cover a broad range of coin types and help identify interactions between tribal areas during the peri…

Masters degree 2013
Anja Rhode A marginalised collection?

A marginalised collection? : The utilisation of numismatic collections in regional museums in the East Midlands, with particular reference to the collections of Derby Museums and Art Gallery.

Masters thesis, Museum andHeritage Management at Nottingham Trent University (Distinction).

Masters degree 2010
Tom Hobbs Development of Anglo-Saxon settlement and society in Nottinghamshire

I am researching the development of Anglo-Saxon settlement and society in Nottinghamshire for my Masters disseration at Nottingham University. I hope to use PAS data for mapping purposes to identify settlement location, as well as for comparison of artefacts with excavation data from the …

Masters degree 2010
Mike McQueen Distribution of banjo enclosures in Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire

Preparing a dissertation for an MA In landscape archaeology at Bristol University. The dissertation covers analysis of the distribution of banjo enclosures in Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. I would like to map the distribution of iron age coins finds in t…

Masters degree 2010
Jemma Underdown An investigation into material remains from the Kent and Sussex Weald from the 4th, 5th and 6th centuries

An investigation into material remains from the Kent and Sussex Weald from the 4th, 5th and 6th centuries to explore the possibility of a British enclave in the area for my MA dissertation. I aim to extend this research at PhD level to possible enclaves throughout England. The dissertati…

Masters degree 2010
Matt Jones Roman settlement on Anglesey

Investigating Roman settlement on Anglesey in North Wales as part of a distance learning course in Landscape Archaeology for Leicester University. 
 

Masters degree -
Phil Knibb Early Somerset castles in a landscape setting.

MA Landscape Archaeology. Exeter University. 2009-2011.

Masters degree -
David Millum A synthesis of the archaeological evidence for the parish of Ringmer

I am writing a synthesis of the archaeological evidence for the parish of Ringmer, East Sussex for my MA dissertation. The final report will also be added to the county HER which I am updating on a voluntary basis as I locate items that are currently not there. My dissertation is due for …

Masters degree 2010
Peter Bidmead Excavation of the 'chapel' site on Ewe Down between Exceat and Seaford

Currently writing up dissertation for MA Field Archaeology at University of Sussex. For the past 8 years I have been conducting Historical and Archaeological research in the Cukmere Valley where I live and work. Research in progress is on the excavation of the 'chapel' site on Ewe Down be…

Masters degree -
Adam Parker Magic and identity in Roman Britain

I am an MA student in Rome & Its Neighbours at the University of Leicester. I am currently writing my dissertation on the topic of 'magic and identity in Roman Britain' - looking at a lot of personal artefacts that may have had a perceived magical function. Phallic amulets, zoomorphic…

Masters degree -
Stephen Pavett Bronze Age metalwork from the river Thames on the Syon Reach

Preparation of a Masters dissertation for examination at Birkbeck, examining Bronze Age metalwork from the river Thames on the Syon Reach.

Masters degree 2010
Doug Cowie Distribution of anglo-saxon sceattas

As part of my MA in Landscape Archaeology, I would like to use PAS data to examine the distribution of anglo-saxon sceattas. In particular I would like to investigate the recovery of several during excavation at Berkeley Castle by the University of Bristol. I also hope the use of GIS ma…

Masters degree 2010
Adam Parker Magic and Identity in Roman period Britain:

Using the two broad categories of 'the written word' and 'iconography' I am attempting to highlight a significant section of the evidence base for use of magic in Roman Britain in order to identify what this can reveal about the individual users - age, sex, location, socio-economic status…

Masters degree 2010
Chris Edley Cornish coins

An exploration of the historical, economic and cultural insights that may be gained by analysing recovered coins as archaeological artefacts.' It will of course be based upon Roger Penhallurick's gazetteer of Cornish Roman coins. I am being supervised by David Mattingly and Jeremy Taylor.…

Masters degree -
Mark Norman Roman brooches in East Yorkshire

Dissertation on the distribution of Roman brooches in East Yorkshire. I'd like to compare my data with that for Lincolnshire and a southern county to challenge whether the boundary for the "lowland" region of Roman Britain is further north of the Humber than the accepted orthodoxy. Hull …

Masters degree -
Heather Cunningham Belt buckles, strap-ends and book clasps from the Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire

I am looking at Belt buckles, strap-ends and book clasps from the Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire and I want to use PAS to help me date my mostly context-less finds.

Masters degree -
Marcus Roxborough Early medieval finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, and the search for meaning

‘Early medieval finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, and the search for meaning’ - Masters Degree in Field Archaeology, Dissertation Topic. 2010. Department of Archaeology, University of York. The Portable antiquities scheme has greatly enhanced our ability to locate a…

Masters degree -

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