Abigail Taylor

Abigail Taylor

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

Title of thesis: The Portable Antiquities Scheme as a Research Tool for Exploring Cultural Identities in the Fourth to the Sixth centuries AD

Supervisor: Dr Roger White

Doctoral research

PhD title
The Portable Antiquities Scheme as a Research Tool for Exploring Cultural Identities in the Fourth to the Sixth centuries AD
Supervisor
Dr Roger White
Course
Archaeology PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

Research

I am conducting research into the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and its utility as a research tool. For this I am using the case study of England and Wales in the fourth to the sixth centuries AD to determine what can be revealed about this period using data reported by members of the public. The study looks at the distribution of PAS finds and what this can reveal about cultural identity in the period and how this compares to results gained from more traditional, excavated material.