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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 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.

Wed., Apr 03, 2019
Barbara Clark, Northwest Region Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network As an archaeologist, the idea of walking the halls of your state capitol to speak with legislators and their staff might be horrifying. I get it. We are natural introverts who prefer