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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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Fri., Apr 09, 2021
By Jennifer A. Lupu, PhD Candidate, Northwestern University Perfume Bottle from the Halcyon House Collection with pull tag. This bottle was sent to Mark Warner and Ray Van Wandruszka at the University of Idaho for chemical remains testing. Ok, so at long long last,

Wed., Mar 31, 2021
A Summary of the 2021 Past Presidents’ Student Reception on Careers in Federal, State, and Local Agencies Society for Historical Archaeology 2021 Virtual Conference By Duane Quates, Mandy Ranslow, and Will Reed The Past Presidents’ Student Reception session on careers in Federal, State, and Local

Thu., Mar 25, 2021
“But underwater archaeology is already underwater…” Considering Climate Change Impacts on Underwater Archaeological Heritage  By: Nicole Grinnan, M.A., RPA, Florida Public Archaeology Network Very frequently, I talk to public audiences around the state of Florida about underwater archaeology. Topics range from