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Primary investigator Title Level End date
Jessie Slater Envaluing past practice: metal production in first millennium BC Britain

I am investigating the change in practices relating to metal production in Britain the first millennium BC rather than simply the change in technical aspects of production. My current understanding of the evidence from southern England, formed by preliminary analysis, suggest that the cha…

PhD level research 2013
Joanne Kirton Pre-conquest sculpture of Cheshire

I am currently working on my PhD which will explore the pre-conquest sculpture of Cheshire. The project will go beyond the art-historical approach that has dominated previous work and begin a re-characterization of the regions sculpture through the contextualisation of these monuments wit…

PhD level research -
Ian Evans Deliberately concealed objects in old houses and buildings in the UK and Australia

PhD and published research into deliberately concealed objects in old houses and buildings in the UK and Australia. The research will continue for at least another two years. In some cases, I may request permission from property owners to visit sites of finds and to discuss the circumstan…

PhD level research -
Elizabeth Schech Study of Iron Age glass beads

Glass beads form a facet of material culture in Iron Age Britain previously only considered through classification or scientific analysis, yet a study of these artefacts utilising approaches that explore materiality and identity remains absent. This creates a lacuna that is detrimental to…

PhD level research 2013
Sophia Adams A study of late Hallstatt and early to middle La Tène brooches in Britain

Using published and unpublished data from a variety of sources including excavations and the Portable Antiquities Scheme, I am building a database of early and middle Iron Age brooches found in Britain. This will form the basis for a re-evaluation of existing brooch typologies, analysis o…

PhD level research 2012
Kathrin Felder A Key to Early Anglo-Saxon Identities? Girdle Hangers in 5th and 6th Century England. An Archaeological Contribution to the Anthropological Perspective on Material Culture

My PhD study focuses on girdle hangers as a material means of constructing and representing early Anglo-Saxon female identity.

Girdle hangers are an early Anglo Saxon dress accessory of the 5th and 6th centuries. As decorated copper-alloy copies of functional keys, occurri…

PhD level research 2013
Ruth Fillery-Travis Iron production during the Roman period

I would like to become research user. I previously studied a collection of horse and rider brooches from Leicestershire Museums via PAS and Sally Worrell for my MSc, which I am in process of writing up hopefully for publication. Currently working on PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, UC…

PhD level research -
Michelle Statton Dress, Adornment and Identity in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain

This is an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award supervised by Dr Gardner and Ms. Sally Worrell of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and Dr. Roger Bland of The Department of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at British Museum.

In many preindustrial soci…

PhD level research 2013
Anna Booth A new study of the penannular brooch in Britain

This is an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award supervised by Professor Colin Haselgrove at the University of Leicester and Dr. Roger Bland of The Department of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at British Museum.
Penannular brooches were manufactured and used for an unusuall…

PhD level research 2013
Marta Fanello Later Iron Age Coinage in Britain: Reconstructing Insular Social Structures and Endogenous Aspects

At present I am a full-time Postgraduate student at the University of Leicester. The aim of my project is to examine the Later Iron Age coinage of Britain in order to reconstruct endogenous characters of the various communities/areas throughout Britain. By choice of sample locations, who…

PhD level research 2013
Chris Lagen The Manufacture and Meaning of Early Medieval Pewter

Research Proposal The Manufacture and Meaning of Early Medieval Pewter The history of pewter, a tin alloy, stretches from the Egyptian New Kingdom to the modern day. With tin and lead found in abundant quantities in the British Isles, pewter was second only to cloth among English …

PhD level research -
Geoff Taylor A search for possible periodic markets in England and Wales

I am presently a part-time PhD candidate at Southampton University looking at Roman rural settlement in central southern England. My research commenced in February of this year, so that my exact approach still remains uncertain, although I am most concerned with economic aspects of the su…

PhD level research 2015
Lisa Brundle Investigating anthropomorphic representational art on metallic objects in Coastal Eastern England

Investigating anthropomorphic representational art on metallic objects in Coastal Eastern England, AD 400 -750. This project identifies a corpora of human imagery depicted on metalwork from Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex and Kent. 

This thesis exami…

PhD level research 2012
Natasha Awais-Dean Bejewelled: the Male Body and Adornment in Early Modern Britain

Natasha is looking at men in Britain from the period 1509 (beginning of the reign of Henry VIII) until the end of James I’s reign in 1625 and exploring the significance of jewels that they wore, owned and circulated. Trying to move away from notions of jewellery that sees it as trifles …

PhD level research 2012
Camille Sheperd Landscape context of Bronze Age hoards in South Central England

I would like to request an upgrade to research level user. I am working on a project as an MPhil/PhD research student at the University of Winchester, looking at the landscape context of Bronze Age hoards in South Central England, with particular reference to the southern coastline…

PhD level research 2012
Toby Martin Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooch

Ph.D. Abstract: The cruciform brooch is among the most abundant decorative dress accessories of the 5th and 6th centuries AD. Since the advent of the Portable Antiquities Scheme the number of known instances has dramatically increased to a value well into the thousands. Considering…

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Timothy Sly The nature of Island settlement in the Middle Ages: A comparative study of Island archaeology of the English Channel

I am registered for a part-time PhD at UCL looking at: ‘The nature of Island settlement in the Middle Ages: A comparative study of Island archaeology of the English Channel.’ My main area of interest is the Isle of Wight, looking to compare this to the Channel Islands, where possible…

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Rosie Weetch Nationwide study of late Saxon brooches (8th-11th)

The Brooch in Context: Cultural Identity and Artistic expression in Late Anglo-Saxon England.

This is an AHRC funded PhD which aims to create the first nationwide study of late Saxon brooches (8th-11th). This will make use of the wealth of information that has been ga…

PhD level research 2013
Caroline Pudney People and Environment in the Severn Estuary from the First Century BC to the End of the Second Century AD

People and Environment in the Severn Estuary from the First Century BC to the End of the Second Century AD My PhD research centres on the relationships between people and their environment through focussing on the notion of social change and continuity during the late Iron Age and …

PhD level research 2012
Paul Cawsey Environmental change and land use in the Darent valley in Kent.

Currently studying for a DPhil at Sussex University which is looking at environmental change and land use in the Darent valley in Kent. This also links to a community archaeological project that i am co field director of - The Darent Valley Archaeological Project. As part of the project w…

PhD level research -

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