The PAS as a tool for archaeological research

Principal investigator: Katie Robbins
Level: Major research (Leverhulme funded)

The PAS database provides a rich and detailed source of information that is increasingly being used by academic and professional archaeologists to study the past and to inform planning decisions. However, although there are numerous research projects that using the PAS database, the data is not being used to its full potential because there has been little detailed research on the nature of the data and some archaeologists do not use it for this reason.

This project will explore the biases that are inherent in the PAS data, and investigate the extent to which the distribution of finds is representative of the historic distribution of activity. By providing a clear analysis of the factors underlying the dataset, this project will enable the rapidly growing PAS database to be exploited to the full in future research on the archaeology of the UK.

The results of the project will be published as a report and a web resource, which together will enable the many researchers who use the data to understand the biases in the dataset.

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