The Desborough Mirror, of unknown provenance, is a fine example of late Iron Age (La Tene) metalworking discovered in the 19th century. It is currently in the British Museum.


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The Northamptonshire Archaeological Society (NAS) was formed in 1974 to promote the study and appreciation of the Archaeology and History of the county. It is a registered charity, with H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester as its Honorary President.

Whether you are an experienced archaeologist or are pursuing a long held interest, new members are always welcome. Membership is open to individuals, families, groups and institutions. Special rates apply for students. (See How To Join for details).

The NAS publishes the annual journal Northamptonshire Archaeology, which contains detailed excavation reports as well as notes and summaries describing current fieldwork. Newsletters provide details of local events and society meetings.

The NAS seeks to provide its members with an effective public voice on a wide range of issues concerned with archaeology in Northamptonshire.

The NAS organises visits to places such as historic buildings and archaeological excavations which are often not open to the general public. Visits may be led by those with specialist knowledge of the site.

The NAS AGM, which usually takes place in November, has a guest speaker, and there is occasionally an archaeology day for the public.


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