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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.

  • NHAS News & Events Tuesday 17th May 2016: Annual General Meeting, Letchworth Free Church small hall, 8 pm, followed by a talk by our Field Officer, Gil Burleigh: “118 Tons of History – new results from test pitting and other investigations in Pirton, Herts.” This is a good opportunity to pay your 2016/17 subscription. Details of rates at bottom ...
  • Sutton Hoo trip Sunday 3 July Details of the itinerary for the day Booking form
  • NHAS News & Events Thursday 28th April 2016: “The Use of Tree-Rings in Dating Historic Timbers”, by Dr. Martin Bridge, Lecturer in Dendrochronology, Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. One of the examples Dr Bridge will tell us about is the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose. British Schools Museum, Queen St, Hitchin, 8 pm. Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st ...
  • NHAS News & Events Thursday 28th April 2016: “The Use of Tree-Rings in Dating Historic Timbers”, by Dr. Martin Bridge, Lecturer in Dendrochronology, Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. One of the examples Dr Bridge will tell us about is the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose. British Schools Museum, Queen St, Hitchin, 8 pm. Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st ...
  • NHAS News & Events Thursday 28th April 2016: “The Use of Tree-Rings in Dating Historic Timbers”, by Dr. Martin Bridge, Lecturer in Dendrochronology, Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. One of the examples Dr Bridge will tell us about is the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose. British Schools Museum, Queen St, Hitchin, 8 pm. Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st ...