Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Mike Greene Rural settlement in Shropshire during the late pre-Roman Iron Age to Roman transition period

Doctoral research at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. The thesis will examine rural settlement in Shropshire during the late pre-Roman Iron Age to Roman transition period with reference to the developing urban centres of the Roman province.

PhD level research 2012
Elizabeth blanning Rural settlement in Kent during the Roman period

I am researching rural settlement in Kent during the Roman period and hope to integrate evidence from a diversity of levels. I am interested in the potential of PAS data as semi-random evidence which may throw light on a) the striking pattern of Roman settlement on current distribution ma…

PhD level research 2013
Tony Roberts New evidence of Viking occupation in the SW of England

Studying for PHd with the University of Bristol, department of Archaeaology and Anthropology. Looking for new evidence of Viking occupation in the SW of England. Evidence from portable antiquities is to be sythesized with other cultural evidence to identify areas on which to focus arch…

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Nicky Garland An analysis of Iron Age Oppida in SE Britain

Primary focus on the Iron Age Oppida in the South-East of Britain, mainly on the known oppida at Chichester and Colchester. A secondary dataset will be compiled of all known Iron Age activity from local HER's, the PAS database as well as any research investigations and use to conduct a sp…

PhD level research 2012
Christian Lewis The Early Medieval period of the Isle of Wight

A reassessment of Christopher Arnold's work on the island's early medieval period and in the process updating the dataset to include new information and recent discoveries (Chris was based at Southampton but worked very closely with the BM). Using GIS and 3D reconstruction software to …

PhD level research 2010
Vicky Basford PhD

Research on the archaeology for a PhD being pursued at Bournemouth University under the supervision of Tim Darvill.

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Andrew Seaman Early medieval Wales and the west Midlands.

PhD research at Cardiff University researching: early medieval Wales and the west Midlands.

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Dave Yates A Context for Bronze Age Metalwork

Southampton University - A Context for Bronze Age Metalwork. AHRC funded.

PhD level research -
Eleanor Standley Dress Accessories: Fashion and Identity in England, Scotland and Wales, c. 1300-1700

Durham University - Dress Accessories: Fashion and Identity in England, Scotland and Wales, c. 1300-1700

AHRC funded.

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Andrew Maxted Mesolithic in the South East

Sussex University - Mesolithic in the South East

PhD level research -
Bryn Morris Roman to Early Medieval transitional period

Exeter University - Roman to Early Medieval transitional period

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Natasha Ferguson Battlefield archaeology

PhD research at the University of Glasgow.

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Richard Kelleher Medieval coins

Research at Durham University in conjunction with the British Museum as an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award. Richard is using the Scheme database to inform his archaeological analysis of Medieval coinage distribution.

PhD level research 2011
Chris Ferguson Coastal Communities and Landscapes of Bernicia [North East England and South East Scotland], A.D. 450-900

This research uses PAS data in GIS landscape analysis to chart the development of Anglian society in the coastal areas of Northern Northumbria. Data from the PAS will be catalogued with evidence from published and unpublished research and excavation, along with Museum collections to produ…

PhD level research 2010
Alice Blackwell Studying Anglo-Saxon Northumbria

University of Glasgow - Studying Anglo-Saxon Northumbria

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Andrew Maxted Mesolithic in the South East

A PhD being conducted at Sussex University - Mesolithic in the South East

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Emma Durham Roman figurines

Reading University - Roman figurines

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Katherine Robbins An analysis of the distribution of Portable Antiquities Scheme data

This three year doctorate funded under the AHRC collaborative doctoral scheme will investigate how representative the data collected by the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) is for understanding the spatial distribution of artefact types and human activities in the past. This will be done…

PhD level research 2011
Philippa Walton Analysis of coin use and loss in Roman Britain based on PAS data

This PhD is being pursued at University College London and the British Museum and is an AHRC collaborative PhD. It focuses on the analysis of coin use and loss in Roman Britain based on PAS data.

PhD level research 2010
Mary Chester-Kadwell Patterns of Life and Death in the Early Anglo-Saxon Landscape of Norfolk

An analysis of Patterns of Life and Death in the Early Anglo-Saxon Landscape of Norfolk. This PhD is being pursued at Cambridge University.

PhD level research 2009

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