Research in progress using our data

There are 118 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
John Oswin Franciscas on the PAS Database

Following the discovery of a Francisca (throwing axe) near Frome, I need to access all features of the database to locate other franciscas on the PAS and add these to known museum provenances to produce a distribution map, and do further analysis on francisca fabrication and use. I expect…

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Stuart Laycock late Roman Buckles and Belt Fittings

Some time ago I did research on typology and the big picture of regionalised buckle and belt fitting distribution during the late Roman-controlled period, but now want to examine some distribution on a much more localised scale.

Referee: Dr Sam Moorhead (B…

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Leif Isaksen Alexandrian coin finds in Britain

I am currently research distribution of Alexandrian coins in the UK. This is an ongoing research project that commenced in December 2019 and may continue throughout 2020.

Referee: Barbara Borg (Exeter University)

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Richard Mackinder Batlle of Bosworth

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I have been researching the Battle of Bosworth, 1485 for the last 25 years and I was the main site coordinator when the search for the true site of the battle was being funded by the HLF and the work was being managed by Glenn Foard with the Battlefields Trust and Leices…

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Jody Joy Iron Age Artefact Distribution

Jody Joy at the Museum of Archaeology and Antropology, Cambridge, is using PAS data to plot distribution of Iron Age finds in Britain.

Referee: Dr Sam Moorhead (PA&T, British Museum)

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Hana Lewis Anglo-Saxon Artefacts

I am interested in using the PAS data for the Anglo-Saxon/Early Medieval period across England to compare with my PhD findings. I would like to compare the types, quantities and chronologies of the settlement assemblages within my work to the corresponding PAS assemblages.

Refer…

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Nathan Elkins Roman Coin Finds

Nathan Elkins is an Associate Professor at Baylor University (Texas) who works on ancient coins found across the Mediterranean world.

Referee: Sam Moorhead (British Museum)

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Gary Oddie Boy Bishop Tokens

I have been collecting and studying what are commonly called Boy Bishop tokens for over twenty years. Along the way I have reviewed the published literature and given the odd short talk on the subject to Numismatic Societies and metal detecting clubs. This includes a reasonably confident …

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Jeremy Taylor Anglo-Saxon Ritual Landscapes

My paper titled A Ritual Landscape Considered : Cosmography and Anglo Saxon ship burials is about to be published shortly following nearly 10 years of research into the Anglo Saqxon landscape of the Suffolk Sandlings. Ostensibly there is evidence of a solstitial landscape…

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Robert Kenyon Claudian Coins in Britain

This research is intended to identify the various sources of the Claudian coins on the PAS Database, in line with work at the Bloomberg site in London and Continental work.

Referee: Sam Moorhead (British Museum)

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Professor Tony King Roman Temples in Britain

I am compiling a gazetteer of temples, shrines and holy places of Roman Britain, as part of the Fontes Epigraphici Religionum Celticarum Antiquarum project; a European research initiative sponsored by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. I have a database of approximately 400 sites throughou…

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Katherine Holman The Impact of the Viking Age on the Settlement and Society of East Yorkshire

Project examining the distribution and types of objects recorded in the Portable Antiquities Scheme in East Yorkshire, which – together with a range of other sources from the region – is helping to throw light on the scale and nature of Scandinavian settlement in this often overlooked…

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Scott Vanderbilt Roman Inscriptions in Britain

Sott Vanderbilt works on Roman Inscriptions Online at Oxford University

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Duncan Sayer Roman and Saxon Artifact Distributions

I wish to have access so I can investigate the distribution of enamelled objects from the Roman and early Medieval periods across the UK. This relates ot a wider piece of research I am doing on the continuity of discontinuity in enamel art styles and technology.

University of Cent…

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John Sadler The Ipswich Mint

To use PAS images in a forthcoming publication on the Ipswich Mint

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Peter Wain Bawdsey, Suffolk


Last year I had a paper published on the lost Medieval port of Goseford on the lower part of the River Deben in Suffolk (Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaelogy and History 43(4) 2016 p 582). My research is continuing but is now investigating the role of the village of B…

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Adrian Olivier Late Iron Age and Early Roman Brooches

This project extends the PhD work carried out by the researcher at the University of Nottingham

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Adrian Olivier Roman Production Site at Walton-le-Dale, Lancashire

No abstract given.

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Graham Jones The Deerhurst Project, Glos.

My purpose in applying is to assist in further research towards publication in amplified, annotated form of my Deerhurst Lecture, 2017: 'The Deer of Deerhurst: Landscape, lordship, custom and ritual'.

Referee: Prof Mark Horton (Bristol University)

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Rebecca Gregory Viking Nottinghamshire

I am writing a book entitled "Viking Nottinghamshire", which will be published by Five Leaves Press in November 2017. The book includes information on Viking and Anglo-Scandinavian finds within the county, and access to fuller information on some finds on the PAS database would be extreme…

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