Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Tristan Alphey Irish metalwork in the Danelaw

My research intends to explore Irish metalwork incorporated in a Danelaw context, especially lead weights, and the possible reasons for their presence Research level access will provide me with the extra information required to identify this metalwork, along with the spatial data …

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Heather Holt Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage: Funerary Commemoration and Cultural Change in Early Mediaeval Southern Britain, c. AD 430-600
(Full-time doctoral research at University of Cardiff, starting Oct 2019 and completing by mid-2022, with option of a further year to write up findings)

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Craig Campbell LIA settlements and harbours on the west Thames Tideway

My research will explore the development of LIA settlements and harbours along the west Thames Tideway, examining their importance in trade, transport and defence, and their relationship with the Roman world at this time. It will be the first to study LIA settlement and society comprehens…

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Idit Ben Or 17th and I18th Century Tokens in England

My Phd dissertation focuses on non-governmental low denominational coinage (tokens) in England, from the 17th century to the early 19th century. The dissertation focuses on two main waves of private minting, mid 17th century trade tokens and late 18th century provincial coinage. It is bot…

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Allison Casaly Personal ornamentation in the Middle and Late Bronze Age

This research concerns objects of personal ornamentation dating to the Middle and Late Bronze Ages. It seeks to catalogue extensive data on known personal ornaments of all raw materials and find contexts. Data recorded will include object form, material, spatial location, and form-specifi…

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Stuart Falconer The Dumnonii

I would like to become a researcher level user in order to access the relevant information needed to complete my PhD thesis. I am a postgraduate research student with the OU and have until October 2022 to complete my project. The purpose of the project is to write a comprehensive economic…

PhD level research 2022
Keith Bradbury Mesolithic Lithics in Southern England

Part of this involves researching findspots of Mesolithic axes and other worked flint in southern England using information from Historic Environment Records and the Portable Antiquities Scheme in order to examine distribution and relationship to topography and underlying geology.

PhD level research 2020
Daniele Sylvester The Sky Deity in Britain

I'm a part time Phd student at University of Winchester researching the cult of the sky deity in Roman Britain. The main datasets for this project will come from material culture, including metal figurines and associated cult symbols found in stone, metalwork and other materials s…

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Maxime Ratcliffe Roman Lead Tanks and Panels

I am researching the burial of complete and fragmented lead tanks and panels dated to the fourth century AD. Part of my approach is viewing them as part of landscapes of continued deposition, not just looking at where they've been found in the country but how they represent continued aspe…

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John Luke Carson The Kingdom of Northumbria

Northumbria was formed primarily from Bernicia and Deira's unification. Later expansion resulted in Northumbria extending from the Humber to the Firth of Forth and from coast to coast. Despite this appearance of a unified kingdom, clear divisions seem to have existed within Northumbria. C…

PhD level research 2021
Anna Chaussee Clandestine Deposition in Landscapes

I'm a senior lecturer in Forensics and Forensic Archaeologist (accredited professional member with the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences) and I'm in the early stages of part-time PhD study in Archaeology at the University of Winchester. My project examines clandestine deposition prac…

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Brandon Fathy High Mediaeval Archaeology of Ipswich

I am completing a PhD at the University of Leicester looking at the early and high mediaeval archaeology of Ipswich. The total aim of my project is to study how social practice origins of the town, and comparing it with mediaeval London. I am mostly relying on an English Heritage project …

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Hillery Harrison The influence of wargaming and re-enactment on the Archaeological Record

I am looking at the effect of Re-enactment and Wargaming on the archaeological record and to this end, I would like to be able to interrogate your database for items which have been identified as being a reproduction, to be used to illustrate one aspect of how this could have influenced t…

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Phil Hughes Romano-British engagement with the Prehistoric Past

For reference, this is the abstract they submitted:

I would like this application to be considered for research-level user status. I am an Midlands4Cities funded PhD researcher with the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham, supervised by Professor David Mattingly, Associate Pr…

PhD level research 2020
Katherine Thomson The causes of Monetization in Roman Britain

My name is Katherine Thomson, I am a PhD student at NYU. I am doing a course on the origin of money. I hope to do a term paper on the causes of monetization in Roman Britain.

Building on Hopkins (1980) Taxes and Trade model, I plan to look for correlations between monetization and…

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Jack Saxton The harrying of the North

Research outline: The harrying of the north. This notes accompanies the application for PhD studies to the Department of archaeology, University of York. Historians generally agree that the harrying of the north did take place. Palliser cites Freeman claiming 'William made it [The North]…

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Zena Zein Elabdin The Landscape Archaeology of Bog Bodies

PhD research at the University of Birmingham.

For the past two years, we have been researching the landscape context of bog bodies to understanding the positioning of bodies within the contemporaneous bog. Factors such as distance from the edge of the bog, as well as surface wetne…

PhD level research 2019
David Osborne Diet and mobility of people and animals in prehistoric Lincolnshire

University of Nottingham

Referee: Dr Peter Chowne

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Martin Baer Coins finds of Marcus Aurelius to Commodus

In my phd thesis I am researching the coin finds of the Roman emperors Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Verus and Commodus. One of my research focus deals with the representation of these emperors. Therefore I quantify the coin types from the finds. The find spots within the database of PAS brings…

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Dragan Milutinovic Roman Provincial Coins in Northern Europe

I am writing a PhD thesis (Wrocław University, Poland) on Finds of Roman provincial coins of the eastern part of the Roman Empire in Central Europe minted 44 BC- 296 AD. As I was collecting an as wide finds database as possible, which is important because of the rarity of these finds, I …

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