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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 Happy New Year! Tuesday 19th January 2016: “A High-Status Roman Burial and Cemetery near Royston”, by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, NHDC Archaeology & Community Outreach Officer. Letchworth Free Church small hall, 8 pm. Sunday 28th February 2016: Martin Cuthbert, Community Archaeologist for a three year Heritage Lottery Funded project exploring the legacy of the US 8th Army Air Force ...
  • NHAS News & Events CHRISTMAS GREETINGS! Tuesday 15th December 2015: Members Christmas Evening. Gil Burleigh will give a short presentation on “Some Archaeological Sites in Aberdeenshire, Orkney and Shetland”. Wine, soft drinks, cheese and nibbles, £3 per person. Letchworth Free Church, 8 pm. Tuesday 19th January 2016: “A High-Status Roman Burial and Cemetery near Royston”, by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, NHDC Archaeology & ...
  • Disaster Recovery: New Evidence for the Impact of the Black Death – a lecture at the Society of Antiquaries by Carenza Lewis on 19 November 2015 On 19 November 2015, Professor Carenza Lewis gave a lecture to the Society of Antiquaries of London, in which data from the test pits at Pirton figured heavily. See a video of her lecture here.
  • NHAS News & Events Tuesday 17th November 2015: “Medieval Castles of Luton”, by Joe Abrams, Regional Manager, Headland Archaeology, Wrest Park, Beds. Letchworth Free Church small hall, 8 pm. Members free; non-members £3. Tuesday 15th December 2015: Members Christmas Evening. Gil Burleigh will give a short presentation on “Some Archaeological Sites in Aberdeenshire, Orkney and Shetland”. Wine, soft drinks, cheese ...
  • NHAS News & Events Tuesday 27th October 2015: “Excavations at Iron Age and Roman Silchester and the Origins of Towns in Britain”, by Prof. Mike Fulford, FBA, University of Reading. Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South/Gernon Rd, SG6 1NX, 8 pm. This will be a public lecture with an admission charge: £2 for members; £3 for non-members, payable on ...