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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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Tue., Jan 26, 2021
Results of the January 9, 2021 Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) Government Affairs Advocacy Session: “Interpreting the 2020 Election: What the Results Mean for Historical Archaeology.” SHA 2021 Virtual Annual Conference Session Organizers: Marion Werkheiser, SHA’s government affairs consultant Terry Klein, Chair, SHA Government Affairs

Wed., Dec 16, 2020
The Society for Historical Archaeology’s (SHA) Government Affairs Committee is busy planning for the new Administration and new Congress. We invite you to join us for a robust, interactive discussion of SHA’s legislative and policy priorities during our session at SHA’s virtual 2021 conference, on

Mon., Dec 14, 2020
Students! You may be asking yourself: “What exactly is the Past Presidents’ Student Reception?”, “Will the reception still be happening this year?”, or “How do I participate?”  Well, this is the blog post to answer all of your questions. “What exactly is the Past Presidents’ Student Reception?” In years before the pandemic, where we