An analysis of the distribution of Portable Antiquities Scheme data

Principal investigator: Katherine Robbins
Level: PhD level research

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 through analysis of data from the Scheme’s records from Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and a third region agreed at the start of the doctorate. The successful candidate will develop and apply a range of research methods to the data and present a coherent analysis of the biases inherent in the PAS database. The doctorate will consider a range of archaeological, social and environmental impacts on the distribution of PAS data by exploring finders’ methodology, by employing spatial statistical techniques and through the use of Geographic Information Systems. The doctorate will begin in October 2008.

This PhD is being conducted by Kate Robbins at Southampton University, with input from the British Museum and Queen's University, Belfast.

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