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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 19th March: ‘Results of recent fieldwalking in Ashwell, Herts’, by Sarah Talks, Ashwell Archaeology Group. Sarah is the Chairwoman of the Friends of Ashwell Village Museum and a Member of NHAS. This is a joint meeting with the Friends, by kind invitation, and also the Friends AGM. Ashwell Village School, Silver St, 8pm. Wednesday ...
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  • NHAS News & Events Tuesday 11th February: ‘Community archaeology, geophysics and the Roman settlements of Hertfordshire’, by Drs. Kris Lockyear and Ellen Shasko, Institute of Archaeology, University of London. Letchworth Free Church hall, 8pm. Wednesday 19th March: ‘Results of recent fieldwalking in Ashwell, Herts’, by Sarah Talks, Ashwell Archaeology Group. Sarah is the Chairwoman of the Friends of Ashwell Village ...
  • NHAS News & Events Tuesday 21st January 2014: ‘Norton Henge and the Prehistory of the Baldock Basin – new views’, by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, NHDC Archaeology Officer. Letchworth Free Church hall, 8pm. Tuesday 11th February: ‘Community archaeology, geophysics and the Roman settlements of Hertfordshire’, by Drs. Kris Lockyear and Ellen Shasko, Institute of Archaeology, University of London. Letchworth Free Church hall, 8pm. Just ...
  • NHAS News & Events Tuesday 17th December: Members’ evening with cheese & wine, etc. Our Members, Frankie Saxton and Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, will give us a short presentation on a medieval wall painting recently uncovered in the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Old Letchworth. Letchworth Free Church hall, Gernon Rd/Norton Way South, 8pm. Courtesy of a generous donation of ...