Welcome to the Society for Historical Archaeology

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., Nov 20, 2018
In March 2018, the SHA began a new blog for the Society webpage to highlight our collaboration with various presses, including volumes published in collaboration with the University Press of Florida. The co-publication program expands our membership’s publication opportunities. UPF is offering SHA members this publication for $35.00 (normally $70.95), an offer valid through February...

Fri., Nov 09, 2018
The forthcoming issue of Historical Archaeology includes a special thematic collection on “Intimate Archaeologies of WWII.” Dr. Jodi A. Barnes is the guest editor of this collection. She prepared the following comments to give you an overview of the collection. This new

Wed., Jul 18, 2018
“The waters around you have grown” – Bob Dylan By A. Michael Pappalardo, RPA Archaeologist, AKRF, Inc. This blog post provides a summary of two current Hurricane Sandy-related coastal resiliency efforts we are completing in the highly urbanized environment of New York City. They both involve the range of methods typically used to identify