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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 Wednesday 22nd October 2014: Dr. Carenza Lewis MBE, University of Cambridge, will give a public lecture in Cambridge on ten years of her project investigating the origins and development of English Medieval villages. Go to:http://www.access.arch.cam.ac.uk/calendar/aca-10th-anniversary-public-lecture-by-dr-carenza-lewis Tuesday 4th November: ‘The Impact of Developer Funding on the Investigation and Recording of Archaeology in Hertfordshire’, by Dr. Isobel Thompson, ...
  • Early Humans in Britain talk NHAS member, Ivor Davies, has kindly brought this forthcoming local talk to our attention. See attached poster. stepping_into_britain_poster3.pdf
  • Origins of Towns in Britain public lecture North Hertfordshire Archaeological Society Presents ‘The Origins of Towns in Britain’ A Public Lecture by Professor Mike Fulford CBE, University of Reading Based on his long-running archaeological excavations in the Iron Age and Roman town of Silchester, Berkshire. Silchester originated as a town about one hundred years before the Roman Conquest, as did similar places such as Baldock, Colchester and ...
  • SW Herts Archaeological & Historical Society Anniversary Conference News of an important local conference on Saturday 11th October from our member, Laurie Elvin. Speakers include Prof. Martin Biddle of Oxford University. Booking form attached.
  • NHAS lectures Tuesday 23rd September: ‘Excavations in the 1960s and 1970s by the late James Dyer at the Iron Age Hillfort of Ravensburgh Castle, Hexton, Hertfordshire’, by Dr. Ian Brown, University of Oxford, who is publishing the final report on James’s excavations and is currently conducting a new survey and investigation. Letchworth Free Church main hall, Gernon ...