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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., Jun 25, 2019
By Lydia Wilson Marshall Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, DePauw University While knee-deep in your dissertation, it’s easy to let publishing plans fall by the wayside. You might think, “How can I possibly do one more thing?” or “Let me

Tue., May 21, 2019
By Tristan Harrenstein, Public Archaeology Coordinator, Florida Public Archaeology Network Talk, talk speaker matey, work it move, that partner’s lazy Not all interpretation is worth your time. Interpretation itself is, of course, a vital part of archaeology as it builds support for preservation and it passes on those untold stories that we are uncovering, which...

Wed., May 08, 2019
Post prepared by Mark Axel Tveskov, Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology The forthcoming issue of Historical Archaeology [Vol 53(1)] includes a thematic collection dedicated to the archaeological reading of frontier fortifications, one of our most enduring signifiers of settler colonialism.