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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., 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

Wed., Jul 11, 2018
by Tristan Harrenstein Interpretation is scary to many people, and I understand why. We put ourselves out there and when it goes wrong it can really go wrong. We talk about subjects that fascinate us and we want to share that enthusiasm, but then, out of the blue, the salmon of outrage slaps