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Mr Alexander Thomas

Mr Alexander Thomas

Mr Alexander Thomas

Area of research

The Archaeology of the Danelaw Boundary

43 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1UU
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Research summary

My research concerns the Danelaw boundary of the late 9th century AD (c. AD878 – 890): the boundary that separated the Kingdoms of the Danelaw (the Vikings and King Guthrum) from Wessex (the Anglo-Saxons and King Alfred). I am interested in the effect this political boundary had on the landscape and the surrounding communities. I am using GIS in a novel way in combination with a comparative analysis of other historic and/or contemporary political boundaries to do this.

Other interests

In March 2015, I surveyed a site in Hertfordshire using resistivity and magnetometry equipment. The results of the survey ...

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I am a PhD Candidate in Archaeology and Anthropology, co-supervised by Dr Stuart Prior and Professor Jo Bruck (also until 2017 by Professor Mark Horton).

I obtained both my BA (in Archaeology) and MA (in Archaeology but specialised in Landscape archaeology) from Bristol.

My excavation experience includes:

  • The University of Bristol's annual award-winning excavations at Berkeley Castle
  • The Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (SHARP).

I also have experience in geophysical and earthwork surveys.

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