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Welcome to sha.org, the official website of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Historical Archaeology is the study of the material remains of past societies that also left behind documentary and oral histories. This subfield of archaeology studies the emergence, transformation, and nature of the Modern World.

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Wed., Mar 29, 2017
by: Rebecca Allen (Environmental Science Associates), Sara Mascia (Historical Perspectives, Inc.), and Joe Joseph (New South Associates) One of the few issues that Washington, DC-based politicians agree on across the aisle is that the history of the United States is important. Yet even

Mon., Mar 13, 2017
I am happy to announce that the SHA has signed on as a partner organization for the upcoming March for Science, to be held in Washington DC and many other locations across the United States on April 22, 2017. The March for Science is a gathering of people concerned that scientific knowledge and the

Tue., Feb 14, 2017
Readers of Historical Archaeology have certainly noticed the two shorter articles that open up the latest  issue of the journal (Vol 50.4). These are the articles on “Toward a South Asian Historical Archaeology” by Brian C. Wilson and Mark W. Hauser and “Historical Archaeology and Heritage in the Middle East: A Preliminary Overview” by Alasdair...