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This is the homepage of the North Hertfordshire Archaeological Society. Here you will find details of our lecture programme, our excursions and fieldwork opportunities.

North Hertfordshire Archaeological Society was established in 1960 and has undertaken a wide range of research into the archaeology and heritage of the district since then. It has a regular lecture programme, occasional visits and guided walks, and is involved in local fieldwork, including survey and excavation.

Excavating at the site of the discovery of the temple treasure of the goddess Senuna in 2006

Excavating at the site of the discovery of the temple treasure of the goddess Senuna in 2006

Today, most archaeological fieldwork is carried out by professional organisations as part of the local authority planning system, but the Society still thrives. It provides lectures, visits and social events as well as published information and has a healthy membership still drawn from people in the North Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire districts with a keen interest in the past.

Members are able to keep in touch with discoveries and developments in archaeology and many lectures and courses are provided to help with a greater understanding of our special local landscape.

  • 2018 FIELD EXCURSION: Sunday, July 15th, 7.30 am – 6.30 pm DOVER CASTLE, a defended site, high up on The White Cliffs, from the Iron Age up to World War Two, DOVER TOWN MUSEUM and the ROMAN PAINTED HOUSE. Programme for the day: 7.30am: Pick up point in St. Mary’s Square, Hitchin 7.45am: Pick up point outside Letchworth Library, Broadway, Letchworth 10.00am: Arrive Dover Castle, at Constable’s Gate 10.00am – 4.00pm: ...
  • Dea Senuna: Treasure, Cult and Ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire From: Gil Burleigh Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:24 PM To: dianeburleigh Cc: grb Subject: Dea Senuna: Treasure, Cult and Ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire “Dea Senuna: Treasure, Cult and Ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire” by Ralph Jackson and Gilbert Burleigh was published by The British Museum on Monday 19th March 2018, here are some of the points made in Ralph Jackson’s ...
  • NHAS News Notification of the publication of Dea Senuna by Ralph Jackson and Gil Burleigh.
  • NHAS News & Events From: Diane Burleigh Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 3:45 PM To: dianeburleigh Cc: grb Subject: NHAS News & Events Apologies to you all, for some unknown reason the circular dated 19th October could not be sent from my email server. Let’s hope this month’s is successful! Wednesday 15th November 2017: “ Lamer Park, Hertfordshire”, by Dr Kris Lockyear, University College, University ...
  • NHAS News & Events From: Diane Burleigh Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 3:45 PM To: dianeburleigh Cc: grb Subject: NHAS News & Events Tuesday 26th September 2017: “The Icknield Way: ancient track or medieval fantasy?”, by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, NHDC Archaeology Officer, in the Lucas Room, North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand St, Hitchin, 8pm. Thursday 19th October 2017: An evening tour (starting 8 pm) of the ...