Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
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Darrell Rohl Personal use of database for academic use

I am a full-time and permanent Lecturer in Roman Archaeology and History at Canterbury Christ Church University and the current Chair of the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC). My personal research centres on life and interaction at the edges of the Roman empire, particularly…

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Tom Redmayne Disc-On-Pin Buckles

My research is into an increasingly recognised type of medieval buckle, previously considered to be a brooch. The disc-on-pin buckle type has a characteristic expanded, decorative pin and the initial aim has been to present a typology of these buckles based on their pins. Use of the PAS

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Mike Haken Roman roads in Yorkshire

Spatial Analysis of PAS Roman finds data to suggest routes of unknown/uncertain Roman roads in Yorkshire It has been recognised for some time that Roman settlement patterns in Yorkshire closely follow the Roman roads. This project aims to use PAS finds to data to identify linear co…

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Susan Pearce Bronze Age metalwork from south west Britain

In 1983 I published a corpus of Bronze Age metalwork from south west Britain (BAR 120, vols i, ii, 1983, Pearce Susan M) . I am now working on an update of the corpus in this monograph, to be published by BAR in 2014/2015.

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Terence Manby Neolithic and Bronze Age Settlement

Continuing research, extending back to the 1950s, on the Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement and flint, stone and metal artefact distributions across Northern England, defined as counties north of the River Welland to the Scottish border. Also determining inter-regional exchange of artef…

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Gregory Campbell Lead ampullae

Lead ampullae for holy water and oil are widely distributed and common objects of veneration from medieval times. One of the more common is the 'shell-shaped' form, thought to imitate the scallop-shell (the badge of pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and eventually a general …

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John Robinson Research into Dubonnic coins

I have been researching Dobunnic coins for several years. The research is not tied to a degree, but is being undertaken as a project following my retirement. To date I have analysed the whole of the silver coinage with a view to expanding/subdividing Derek Allen's original classification.…

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Barry Horne The Watling Street Project

I am the archaeological advisor to The Watling Street Project. The objective of this group is to locate the Boudican battlefield which we believe to be close to the Watling Street. Our principal research area is currently a site just south of Dunstable but we are also investigating a site…

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Steven Le Comber Computer modelling

I am a mathematical biologist at Queen Mary, University of London. Much of my research looks at spatial patterning, particularly in epidemiology where I use disease case locations to identify sources of infection. I am keen to extend the technique to archaeological data.

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Nancy Wicker Bracteate research

Study of bracteates for publication.

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Jaime Kaminski Research on 3D scanning/ VCH research

I am an academic research fellow at the University of Brighton. I am undertaking research with Stephanie Smith (Sussex FLO) for a number of projects (e.g. 3D scanning of objects), presentations (Sussex Archaeological Society April 27, 2013) and assessment of possible funding opportunities…

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Shawn Graham Topic Modeling Time and Space: Archaeological Datasets as Discourses Shawn Graham (Carleton University)

Topic modeling is very popular at the moment in the digital humanities. A recent tutorial on getting started with this tool explains them as tools for extracting topics or injecting semantic meaning into vocabularies: "Topic models represent a family of computer programs that extract topi…

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David Lea Evaluate the evidence of Bronze Age human presence and activity in the Weald of Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent

The purpose of this research project is to collate and evaluate the evidence of Bronze Age human presence and activity in the Weald of Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent. The collected data will form the basis to establish settlement patterns and land use; did the differing geological are…

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Gary Robinson Archaeological and environmental evolution of the Glaslyn Estuary, Gwynedd

I am currently carrying out reserach into the archaeological and environmental evolution of the Glaslyn Estuary, Gwynedd. The project has been going for two years and to date we have carried extensive survey in the estuary and the excvation of a multi-period (Mesolithic - Iron Age) rocksh…

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michael hughes Research into connection between East Sussex and Seine-Maritime

I am carrying out a search for archaeological connections between East Sussex and Seine-Maritime in Upper Normandy for an exhibition I am preparing for the two regional authorities funded by InterReg. I am a qualified archaeologist and am working closely with the East Sussex HER an…

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Denise Leigh Hoarding in the Iron Age and Roman Britain periods

I am looking at putting together a hoards database, initially for the Iron Age and Romano-British period. PAS will be used as one of the sources of information. No such database is currently available to the best of my knowledge. The project will probably take at least 3 years and has the…

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Henriette Roued-Cunliffe Digital reuse

I am putting together a little experiment (personal research project) on how easy it is to use and re-use digital records and datasets for research. One of my test subjects is the bronze palstave. I am going to write a blog post about this and use my results for a conference paper. The pu…

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Christopher Scull Society, economy and material culture in Anglo-Saxon England

I am an established researcher and teacher in early medeval archaeology (for career details and publications see www.chrisscull.co.uk) for whom research-level access to the PAS database would be of great value for my long-term work on society, eco…

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Sam Craig Research into accessioning Herefordshire discoveries

I work for Herefordshire Heritage Services and am responsible for accessioning and displaying treasure items acquired by our museum service. I regularly produce exhibition text and researcher level access would help with this work. The need would be on-going. I also produce a lec…

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David Lea The Bronze Age in the Greater Weald

The purpose of this research project is to collate and evaluate the evidence of Bronze Age human presence and activity in the Weald of Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent. The collected data will form the basis to establish settlement patterns and land use; did the differing geological are…

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