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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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Mon., Jun 17, 2024
By Laura Seifert, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, Georgia Work began on Fort Pulaski in 1829, but before one brick could be laid, a complex ditch and dike system was dug to engineer Cockspur Island from a marshy hammock into solid ground that could support

Sun., Dec 03, 2023
By Charlotte Jarvis and Ole Varmer Bottom Trawling  Ecologists and fishery scientists have been concerned about bottom trawling for centuries. The first known reference to the activity is in a 1375 English Parliamentary document and that initial mention highlights the destructive

Wed., Sep 27, 2023
By Steven J. Filoromo, RPA, TerraXplorations, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bayous are subject to constant change over the long course of history. The rate of change today is unprecedented. As a result, many archaeologists working in southern Louisiana are developing unique approaches to