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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., Oct 19, 2021
Society for Historical Archaeology 2021 Virtual Conference By Julia A. King, Patricia Samford, and Mark Warner During the Society for Historical Archaeology’s (SHA) 2021 Virtual Conference, the SHA held six “virtual” Past Presidents’ Student Receptions over several days. During these sessions, which were each

Mon., Oct 11, 2021
Submitted by Mary L. Maniery PAR Environmental Services, Inc., President SHA Co-Publications Associate In March 2018, the SHA began a blog for the Society webpage to highlight our collaboration with various presses, including volumes published in collaboration with the University of Nebraska Press, Omaha.  The co-publication program expands our membership’s publication opportunities.  University of Florida...

Tue., Oct 05, 2021
Kimberly J. Wooten, Archaeologist, Cultural Studies Office, California Department of Transportation There’s enough wind outside that it’s rattling the dried leaves on the century old grapevine that wraps up to the second story of my foothill home. My mind makes this instant calculation – wind speeds vs. air temperatures – reaching the conclusion