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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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Mon., Feb 27, 2023
By Lindsey Cochran, Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University; Grant Snitker, Director of the Cultural Resource Sciences and Fire Lab, New Mexico Consortium An urgent question for archaeologists as we race to react to the climate crisis is: what are we losing? The biased

Mon., Feb 13, 2023
By Terry Klein, Executive Director, SRI Foundation The new year brings a news political reality to Washington, D.C. The most significant political change from last year is the Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives. While the Republican majority is narrow, it

Wed., Feb 01, 2023
Nicole Grinnan, Research Associate, Florida Public Archaeology Network; PhD Candidate, University of St Andrews; with contributions from Jeffery Robinson, Master’s Student, University of West Florida This blog post has been adapted from a presentation given at The Society for Historical Archaeology’s 2023 Conference