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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., May 16, 2023
By Susan B.M. Langley, Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist 2023 celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Maryland Maritime Archaeology Program In Maryland, April is Archaeology Month and May is Preservation Month, so this is an appropriate time to consider these tiny creatures that pose

Thu., Mar 30, 2023
By Lindsey Cochran, Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University; Grant Snitker, Director of the Cultural Resource Sciences and Fire Lab, New Mexico Consortium An urgent question for archaeologists as we race to react to the climate crisis is: what are we losing? The biased

Mon., Feb 27, 2023
By Katherine G. Parker, Doctoral candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville When first I met with Bob Morgan, then the Heritage Program Manager for Francis Marion National Forest (FMNF) in South Carolina, in 2019 to discuss my interest in researching families involved