Alex writes “I am writing to inform the Roundwood Park Alumni Association that I have recently signed my first book deal. The academic monograph, which will be published by Amsterdam University Press in late-2024, will reappraise the historical and archaeological evidence for the Danelaw. The Danelaw being the Viking area of north-eastern England from c. AD880 until c. AD1220. It will be the first such volume to do this for over 30 years. I am naturally delighted and very excited to be working on such a prestigious project”.
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Congratulations to Alex Thomas who writes…..
I am writing to inform the Alumni Association with the good news that my PhD thesis in Archaeology and Anthropology at Bristol University has been accepted by my examiners. The thesis explored the archaeological and manuscript landscapes of the Danelaw Boundary of the late 9th century. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the timing of the result, I will graduate with my doctorate next summer.
A Herts County Council spokesperson has indicated that the archaeological evaluation on the site of the new school has revealed archaeological features potentially dating from the Bronze Age , Iron Age and Anglo Saxon periods. It was Alexander Thomas ( class of 2008 ), and Archaeological and Anthropological Ph.D. student, that undertook field work ( Ground Penetrating Radar) and suggested Roman Industrial buildings dating between 50-400AD.
Alexander Thomas (class of 2009 ) is currently doing research into Archaeology and Anthropology for a Ph.D. at Bristol University, having earlier gained a BSc (hons) in archaeology at Bristol.
He is taking time to give a talk about ‘Harpenden, Batford and the Danelaw Boundary’ to the Harpenden Local History Society on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 in the small Public Hall , Southdown Road, Harpenden at 8.00 p.m. .
Having completed a BA and an MA in Archaeology at the University of Bristol, Alex enjoys the place so much that he has opted to stay for another 4 years to complete a Ph.D. in Archaeology & Anthropology.
“Having taken a gap year, Alex went on to the University of Bristol where he gained a BA (Hons) in Archaeology in 2012. He stayed on at Bristol and graduated in 2014 with a Masters degree (MA) in Archaeology. He specialised in Landscape Archaeology (like Stewart Ainsworth, Mick Aston and Alex Langlands on Channel 4’s Time Team!). He is currently developing a PhD proposal examining an aspect of the Anglo-Saxon landscape in Hertfordshire.”
updated April 2014