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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Wed., Jan 15, 2020
Lydia Wilson Marshall Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, DePauw University The grim state of the academic job market in archaeology is no secret. The number of Ph.D. graduates in our discipline greatly outnumbers the number of tenure-track jobs available. Because

Tue., Jan 07, 2020
Sarah Jane Chesney, PhD Texans like to boast that “everything is bigger in Texas,” and they’re not far off: measuring 268,581 square miles with a population of close to 29 million spread across 254 counties, 10 climate regions, 14 soil regions, 11 ecological regions,

Tue., Jan 07, 2020
William B. Lees, PhD, RPA Executive Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network (fpan.us) King tides in Miami and St. Augustine, Category 5 Hurricane Michael on the Gulf Coast, and almost daily stories of the risk to coastal infrastructure due to sea level rise