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Research in progress using our data

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Research projects in progress or completed
Primary investigator Title Level End date
Christopher Thomas Roman road and earthwork identification via LIDAR

I am undertaking research for an undergraduate dissertation in archaeology at Hull University. I am trying to identify Roman roads and other earthwork features using lidar, and it would help to be able to see the PAS find spots in the GIS. My area of research is around Ulley…

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Robin Claxton Relationship between the landscape and linear earthworks

I am currently studying archaeology and for my dissertation am investigating the relationship between the landscape and linear earthworks and in particular, the Aberford Dykes in Leeds, West Yorkshire and the Roman Rig in South Yorkshire. My intention is to plot PAS data against these li…

Undergraduate 0000
Gwynhwyvar Pearce Stainfield Lincolnshire research

I am currently conducting an Undergraduate Archaeology Dissertation into the archaeology and wider context of a multi-period and phase site in Stainfield, Lincolnshire. Various PAS artifacts are referenced as having been found in Stainfield Parish and I was hoping to have more specific in…

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Noreen Ashton GIS analysis of PAS data

I would like to request to become a research level user as I am studying at the University of Hull and am in Year 6 of a part time BA History and Archaeology degree. I am at present studying a GIS module, which will then lead into the dissertation, which is a landscape history of Ripon, N…

Undergraduate 0000
Harry Hutchins Iron Age Norfolk.

Dissertation on Iron Age Norfolk.

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Faye Morrissey Investigate and understand the decorative Carolingian metalwork distribution in England

I am currently in the process of preparing for next year and I would really benefit from more in-depth knowledge on some of the artefacts. The aim of my dissertation is to investigate and understand the decorative Carolingian metalwork distribution in England and how it impacted the ident…

Undergraduate 2014
Stephen Twort Late fourth century reorganisation of the Diocese of the Britains

I am currently undertaking preliminary research with regards to my undergraduate dissertation, due for completion summer 2014. The broad research subject is to consider the case for a late fourth century reorganisation of the Diocese of the Britains. This project will be building upon…

Undergraduate 2014
Michael Beeston The composition of Viking period hoards in the North-West of England

My dissertation topic concerns the composition of Viking period hoards in the North-West of England with special consideration for the iconography of coins in these hoards. This study will review coinage from all regions during the Viking world and discuss the social, political and/or…

Undergraduate 2013
Ben Sheers Tthe distribution of Roman fortifications in Devon and Cornwall

I am a third year undergraduate studying Archaeology with Forensic Science at the University of Exeter. My dissertation is an investigation into the distribution of Roman fortifications in Devon and Cornwall. In addition to interpreting the location of known Roman fortifications, I will b…

Undergraduate 2014
Jade Prince Anglo-Saxon square headed brooches

An investigation into Anglo-Saxon square headed brooches.

Undergraduate 2013
Richard Cawthorne Archaeological evidence for land use by the monks of Selby Abbey from 1069 to the Dissolution

I am embarking on a dissertation project to fulfill part of the requirements of the part-time degree course in Archaeology at the University of Hull. The research subject is the archaeological evidence for land use by the monks of Selby Abbey from 1069 to the Dissolution. Becoming a resea…

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Victoria Collins Roman coins of Devon in context

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Exeter undertaking my final year dissertation. The topic is 'Roman coins of Devon in context'. The project will look specifically at the coins of Roman Devon; their distributions and associations, with a view to assessing any patterns th…

Undergraduate 2013
Ben Paites A study of the brooch assemblages in Roman Hampshire and Berkshire

I am currently writing my Undergraduate Dissertation at Cambridge University. I am conducting a study of the brooch assemblages in Roman Hampshire and Berkshire. My study is trying to determine the distribution of wealth throughout the area based on the complexity and level of decoration …

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Belle Neilson Anglo-Saxon brooches in Hampshire

How has the Portable Antiquities Scheme added to our knowledge of Anglo-Saxon brooches in Hampshire? I am a second year undergraduate student at Cardiff University and am about to start an independent study which will be looking at Anglo-Saxon brooches in Hampshire. I would like pe…

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Alice Cannings Wiltshire 410-1500AD: A study of the contributions of metal detecting to the county

For my undergraduate degree I completed my dissertation on the distribution of Anglo-Saxon and medieval finds in Wiltshire to identify if the distribution of finds could tell us more about areas which are not as well known in the historical/archaeological record.  This also incorporated…

Undergraduate 2008
Brian Leigh Topic undecided

I'm currently undertaking a Diploma in Archaeology at Oxford Dept. of Continuing Education. I propose to use the PAS Database for the purposes of an extended project associated with this course. The topic is as yet undecided but may be associated with a geographical/temporal analysis of…

Undergraduate 2012
carolina guimaraes Viking material culture in East Riding of Yorkshire

Dear Sir/Madame, I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Hull, basing my dissertational research on Viking material culture in East Riding of Yorkshire, and would like permission to access the PAS database for more detailed grid references. My intentions are to incorpo…

Undergraduate 0000
Tony Hale Description and stylistic analysis of Roman Period belt buckles in British Regions

Final year P/T BA project: description and stylistic analysis of Roman Period belt buckles in British Regions, to detect influence on local belt set design from incoming later Roman germanic and other (e.g. Sarmatian) troops stationed in Britain, exploring motifs and folk meanings and myt…

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Henry Webber How can modern Agricultural schemes and Heritage Management schemes be integrated further for future Archaeology.

I would like to become a research level user because I am starting my undergraduate dissertation titled - How can modern Agricultural schemes and Heritage Management schemes be integrated further for future Archaeology. Within this I am going to be looking at specific finds that farmers h…

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Tim Selby Investigating the relationship between the natural landscape and late Iron Age ritual foci

I am an undergraduate student at Durham University and for my dissertation I am investigating the relationship between the natural landscape and late Iron Age ritual foci. As my gateway into this undeniably large topic I am going to be conducting a survey of Somerset specifically. Looking…

Undergraduate 0000

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