Formed in 1967, the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present). The main focus of the society is the era since the beginning of European exploration. SHA promotes scholarly research and the dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology. The society is specifically concerned with the identification, excavation, interpretation, and conservation of sites and materials on land and underwater. Geographically the society emphasizes the New World, but also includes European exploration and settlement in Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Ethical principles of the society are set forth in Article VII of SHA’s Bylaws and specified in a statement adopted on June 21 2003.

The Society for Historical Archaeology respects the individual and collective rights of its members and the general public. Therefore, in all activities, publications, or events sponsored, endorsed, or maintained by the Society, the Society shall not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, place of birth, or against individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability, and shall comply with all relevant non-discrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action legislation, orders, and regulations.

Officers of the SHA

(Unless otherwise noted, terms of officers, directors, committee chairs, etc., expire at the SHA business meeting held at the annual conference immediately following each out year; therefore, those serving through 2006 complete their terms in January 2007 at the annual meeting. Contact information for key persons is provided only once.)


J.W. (Joe) Joseph
New South Associates
6150 East Ponce De Leon Avenue
Stone Mountain, GA  30083-2253
Phone: 770-498-4155; Fax: 770-498-3809


Mark S. Warner
University of Idaho
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, 875 Perimeter Dr., MS 1110, Moscow, ID 83844-1110
Phone: 208-885-5954; Fax: 208-885-2034


Shannon M. Dunn
University of Florida
524 NE 4th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 912-401-4611


Sara F. Mascia
16 Colby Lane, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510-1749
Phone: 914.762.0773; Fax: 914.762.4058

Journal Editor

Christopher N. Matthews
also Director Representing the Research Editors
Department of Anthropology, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
Phone: 973-655-3063



Linda Stone 
Consulting Archaeologist
249 East 48th Street, #12B, New York, NY 10017-1531
Phone: 212-888-3130

Patricia Samford
Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum,
10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-586-8551; Fax: 410-586-3643


Timo Ylimaunu
University of Oulu, Takavainiontie 9A10, Oulu, North Ostrobothnia 90560 Finland
Email: timo.ylimaunu@oulu.fl

Sarah E. Miller
Florida Public Archaeology Network, P. O. Box 1027, 74 King Street, St. Augustine, FL  32085-1027
Phone: 904-669-3265; Fax: 904-823-8477

Alasdair Brooks
(Newsletter Editor and Director Representing the Communications Editors)
Heritage Manager, British Red Cross, 87 Chiltern Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9SW United Kingdom
Phone: +971 5 6695 1601
Email: or (for Newsletter submissions)


Katherine Hayes
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Anthropology, 395 HHH Center
301 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-626-7482

Matthew B. Reeves
The Montpelier Foundation
169 North Almond Street
Orange, VA 22960-1343
Phone: 540-672-2728 x160

Chair, Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology


Marco G. Meniketti
San Jose State University, 19083 Santa Maria Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: 510-888-0394

Non-Board Editors

Co-Publications Editor

Annalies Corbin

PAST Foundation, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-340-1208; Fax: 614-326-2649

Website Editor

Mark Freeman
Stories Past, 1114 Stewart Street,  Knoxville, TN 37917-6539
Phone: 865-773-9031

Reviews Editor

Julie M. Schablitsky

Maryland State Highway Administration, 707 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 545-8870

Headquarters Office of the SHA

Karen Hutchison,
CAE Executive Director,
13017 Wisteria Drive #395, Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: 301-972-9684; Fax: 866-285-3512