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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., May 25, 2021
Society for Historical Archaeology 2021 Virtual Conference By Amanda Evans, Donn Grenda, and Joe Joseph  Earlier this year, during the Society for Historical Archaeology’s (SHA) 2021 Virtual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, students had multiple opportunities to network with professionals as part of

Wed., May 05, 2021
Alice Kelley, University of Maine, School of Earth and Climate Sciences akelley@maine.edu   middenminders@maine.edu Over 2,000 shell middens (or shell heaps or mounds) on dot the 3500 mile long mainland and island Maine coast.  From the water, middens appear as a flash of white cascading

Fri., Apr 23, 2021
A Summary of the Past Presidents’ Student Reception on Careers in Community Engagement Society for Historical Archaeology 2021 Virtual Conference By Bill Lees, Della Scott-Ireton, and Sara Ayers-Rigsby During the Society for Historical Archaeology’s (SHA) 2021 Virtual Conference, the SHA held six “virtual” Past Presidents’ Student