Welcome to the Society for Historical Archaeology

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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Thu., Jul 28, 2022
by William B Lees, PhD, RPA The University of West Florida’s Florida Public Archaeology Network FPAN.us Kaylen Eileen Gehrke’s death in the Kisatchie National Forest is tragic well beyond the circumstances of it being her first day on a new job in archaeology. Resultant calls for close attention to long-established heat safety protocols are

Fri., Jul 08, 2022
Kimberly J. Wooten, Archaeologist, Cultural Studies Office, California Department of Transportation  July 1st marks the beginning of Plastic Free July, a month focused on encouraging the public to actively participate in reducing their daily plastic footprint. These personal actions help reduce our carbon footprint at the same time, as plastic is – in the most...

Sun., Apr 24, 2022
Ships’ Graveyards: Abandoned Watercraft and the Archaeological Site Formation Process April 5, 2022 Submitted by Mary L. Maniery PAR Environmental Services, Inc., President SHA Co-Publications Associate Editor In March 2018, the SHA began a blog for the Society webpage to highlight