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

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.

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.


Latest news

  • Summer Field Trip This summer’s trip will be to Flag Fen, a very significant Bronze Age site, and Crowland Abbey, once an important Benedictine monastery; both sites are east of Peterborough. Programme for the day:- 8.00am: Pick up point in St. Mary’s Square, Hitchin 8.20am: Pick up point outside Letchworth Library, Broadway, Letchworth ...
  • NHAS News & Events May 2019 Aerial photograph of the then newly dualled A505 Baldock-Royston road cutting through the chalk escarpment at Slip End, Ashwell, looking north. Parch-marks during that summer’s drought show peri-glacial geological features, especially the wide river-like feature running from top to bottom in middle of picture, with its profile clearly visible in the cutting. Also, four ring-ditches of ploughed-out Prehistoric burial mounds to ...
  • NHAS News & Events April 2019 Aerial photograph of the then newly dualled A505 Baldock-Royston road cutting through the chalk escarpment at Slip End, Ashwell, looking north. Parch-marks during that summer’s drought show peri-glacial geological features, especially the wide river-like feature running from top to bottom in middle of picture, with its profile clearly visible in the cutting. Also, four ring-ditches ...
  • NHAS News & Events 14 April 2019 Aerial photograph of the then newly dualled A505 Baldock-Royston road cutting through the chalk escarpment at Slip End, Ashwell, looking north. Parch-marks during that summer’s drought show peri-glacial geological features, especially the wide river-like feature running from top to bottom in middle of picture, with its profile clearly visible in ...
  • NHAS News and Events February 2019 All meetings are at Letchworth Free Church hall, corner of Gernon Rd and Sollershott West, 8 pm, unless stated otherwise. Tuesday 19th February 2019: ‘A Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Settlement and Prehistoric Precursor to Roman Ermine Street: Excavations at North Buntingford’, by Matt Jones, Project Officer, Pre-Construct Archaeology (Cambridge). Tuesday 5th March 2019: ‘Excavations at Northstowe, Cambridgeshire: Iron ...