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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., Aug 04, 2020
Well hello there, fellow archaeology grad student or other interested reader! In this three-part blog series, I will be providing practical advice for using archaeological collections for your PhD dissertation, MA Thesis, or other graduate student work. This is based on

Mon., Jul 27, 2020
Jeff Altschul, Co-President, Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis Terry Klein, Acting Executive Director, Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis We wanted to alert Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) members about a recent publication from the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis (CfAS)-sponsored People, Fire, and Pine Research Project.

Fri., May 08, 2020
By Lindsey Cochran, Ph.D. University of Georgia, Laboratory of Archaeology Emotionally disheartening article ahead. Beware. Scientists continue to improve models that predict both the mechanism and result of climate changes, and sadly each prediction is more dire than the last. Modeling predictions