The Society for Historical Archaeology

The Society for Historical Archaeology The SHA is an organization dedicated to the scholarly research and the dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology.

Rules for Use: The Society for Historical Archaeology’s page is intended as a vehicle for SHA members and non-members to discuss, share, and communicate about society activities and the importance of historical archaeology in our world.. When adding content to this page, please take care to ensure that nothing that you say can be considered defamatory to any individual or organization. Do not post personal information (address, telephone number, etc.) to the page. Also, private communications between group members should be handled through regular email or Facebook message not through postings to the group. No solicitations or advertisements will be allowed on this page. All postings that are deemed inappropriate or in violation of SHA's code of ethics will be removed from the site; repeated offenders will be blocked from having access to the page. The SHA reserves the right to make these determinations.

Mission: 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.

Statement on Member Safety at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA"Eight months from now we will convene for our 53rd a...
04/23/2019
Member Safety at SHA 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston - Google Docs.pdf

Statement on Member Safety at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA

"Eight months from now we will convene for our 53rd annual meeting in Boston. As you make your preparations, we want to emphasize that SHA’s goal is to have professional meetings that are safe environments for our entire membership. As part of that process, we want to share with you some steps we will be taking leading up to the conference..."

For full statement please see the following document: https://tinyurl.com/y3nksa6n

If you're in Albuquerque for the SAA Conference, make sure you stop by the SHA booth (Booth 115) in the Book Room!
04/11/2019

If you're in Albuquerque for the SAA Conference, make sure you stop by the SHA booth (Booth 115) in the Book Room!

Final reminder on the SHA survey which will close on 4/8/19. If you haven't done so please take 5 minutes to fill out th...
04/05/2019
Public Engagement

Final reminder on the SHA survey which will close on 4/8/19. If you haven't done so please take 5 minutes to fill out the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HXMRBH3
We are gathering information on historical archaeology’s engagement with the public.

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For all our historical archaeologists don't forget the SHA survey. The intent is to try to gather some data on historica...
03/20/2019
Public Engagement

For all our historical archaeologists don't forget the SHA survey. The intent is to try to gather some data on historical archaeology’s engagement with the public.
Please take 5 minutes to fill out the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HXMRBH3

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DNA on ancient tobacco pipe links Maryland slave site to West Africa
03/18/2019
DNA on ancient tobacco pipe links Maryland slave site to West Africa

DNA on ancient tobacco pipe links Maryland slave site to West Africa

Descendants of people believed to have been enslaved in Crownsville, Md., hold pieces of clay pipes that archaeologist Julie Schablitsky found on the site of a former slave cabin. (Mary F. Calvert/For The Washington Post) By Michael E. Ruane Michael E. Ruane Reporter covering local news, Washington....

Coalition for American Heritage
03/04/2019
Coalition for American Heritage

Coalition for American Heritage

"The city that led the country in passing laws to protect historic buildings has failed to protect significant pieces of its history that are underground." #histpres #archaeology

02/13/2019

SHA commends Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) & Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04) for introducing the African American Burial Grounds Network Act today and urges swift passage of the bill to chronicle and preserve African-American burial grounds for future generations. This important legislation would create a voluntary national network of historic African-American burial grounds and establish a program to educate the public and provide technical assistance for community members and local organizations to research and preserve burial sites and cemeteries within the Network.

Check out the new blog from the Heritage at Risk committee. https://sha.org/blog/2019/02/the-dredge-florida-impacts-of-l...
02/11/2019
The Dredge Florida: Impacts of Larger Storms on Submerged Resources - Society for Historical Archaeology

Check out the new blog from the Heritage at Risk committee. https://sha.org/blog/2019/02/the-dredge-florida-impacts-of-larger-storms-on-submerged-resources/

Cultural heritage is found on land and under the sea. Like those on land, the ones under the waves are feeling the impacts of changing climate. As the climate continues to change, the waters are not only rising. But they are also warming. This warming is creating stronger hurricanes, as seen by an i...

01/11/2019

if you are not in st. charles you are missing out on free breakfast... and great colleagues, and great sessions (and snow, but hey, it is the SHA). don't miss out, come to the SHA conference

Heading to St. Charles. You can see conference details at https://sha.org/conferences/ as well as getting some info on n...
01/07/2019
Society for Historical Archaeology Conference Information

Heading to St. Charles. You can see conference details at https://sha.org/conferences/ as well as getting some info on next years conference in Boston. Hope to see everyone in Missouri!

Making the Most of Opportunities: Education, Training, and Experiential Learning 2019 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology St. Charles, Missouri January 9-12, 2019 St. Charles Convention Center Go to www.conftool.com/sha2019 to register for the SHA 2019 Conference. Advance registratio...

12/27/2018

The Conference App for the SHA 2019 Conference is now available for you to download onto your phone or tablet. Just type 'conference4me' into Google Play, iTunes App Store or Windows Phone Store (it's free!). Once the app downloads, you’ll need to select the SHA 2019 Conference, and you'll be ready to browse the program, see who will be exhibiting in the SHA Book Room, and build your own agenda.

Also plan to attend a Special Session at the SHA 2019 Conference. Dr. Kate Clancy will be talking on "Sexual harassment and contempt for women in the sciences: climate, culture, and consequences" on Thursday, January 10 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. No conference sessions will be scheduled opposite the first hour of Dr. Clancy's talk so that everyone can attend. The second hour of her session will be a workshop on "Inclusive Archaeology: How to Lead with your Values." This will be a session you won't want to miss!

Election results are available at https://sha.org/2018-sha-and-acua-elections-results/ Congrats to the winners (and see ...
11/21/2018
2018 SHA and ACUA Elections Results - Society for Historical Archaeology

Election results are available at https://sha.org/2018-sha-and-acua-elections-results/ Congrats to the winners (and see you all in St. Charles!)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMUNICATIONS EDITOR NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ACUA COMMITTEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lisa Fischer Present Position: Director of Digital Initiatives, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation Education: M.A. in Anthropology with a Specialization in Historical Archaeology, The College...

For any students or recent grads attending the #AmAnth2018 Meetings in San Jose, sign up for the @Archaeology Division o...
11/06/2018
Navigating Careers in Archaeology

For any students or recent grads attending the #AmAnth2018 Meetings in San Jose, sign up for the @Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association Mentoring Session by Nov 10. Come meet folks doing some amazing work in archaeology and network with your peers!

Friday Nov 16 12:15-1:45PM.
https://goo.gl/forms/y3kDs82I6behbaRt2
Navigating Careers in Archaeology
November 16th, 2018 12:15-1:45PM Event Program

November 16th, 2018 12:15-1:45PM Event Program Code: (4-0665) Questions? Contact Tiffany Cain, AD Student Member-at-Large ([email protected])

09/14/2018

The 117th AAA Annual Meeting is coming up on November 14-18, 2018 in San Jose, CA, and the SHA will be there! Details on the conference program and registration can be found at www.americananthro.org. Standard registration rates are available now through October 31. Be sure to stop by the SHA table in the AAA Book Room!

Candidate bio's are up on the SHA website (in case you've misplaced your newsletter copy). Elections open October 1st.ht...
09/13/2018
2018 SHA and ACUA Elections - Society for Historical Archaeology

Candidate bio's are up on the SHA website (in case you've misplaced your newsletter copy). Elections open October 1st.
https://sha.org/2018-sha-and-acua-elections/

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMUNICATIONS EDITOR NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ACUA COMMITTEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lisa FischerPresent Position: Director of Digital Initiatives, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation Education: M.A. in Anthropology with a Specialization in Historical Archaeology, The College....

Latest from the blog: AKRF’s work in New York to address coastal vulnerability revealed by Hurricane Sandy:
07/18/2018
Resiliency Projects in NYC - Society for Historical Archaeology

Latest from the blog: AKRF’s work in New York to address coastal vulnerability revealed by Hurricane Sandy:

“The waters around you have grown” – Bob Dylan By A. Michael Pappalardo, RPA Archaeologist, AKRF, Inc. This blog post provides a summary of two current Hurricane Sandy-related coastal resiliency efforts we are completing in the highly urbanized environment of New York City. They both involve t...

Latest from the SHA blog! Considering our Interpretive Sins:
07/11/2018
Interpretive Sins - Society for Historical Archaeology

Latest from the SHA blog! Considering our Interpretive Sins:

Have you ever given a public talk and received a negative reaction from the audience or they missed your point? Do not blame them! The only productive way forward is to look at your own program!

Thinking to yourself, "Self, why would I go to St Charles in January for the SHA 2019 Conference on Historical and Under...
07/03/2018
Main Street in St. Charles | Historic District & Shopping

Thinking to yourself, "Self, why would I go to St Charles in January for the SHA 2019 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology? What in the world is there?"

Check this out:
Historic Main Street (https://www.discoverstcharles.com/things-to-do/main-street/) with original 19th-century buildings repurposed as neat shops and boutiques, amazing local breweries, and fun pubs and taverns. See especially Hendrick's BBQ (http://hendricksbbq.com/menu/), Llywelyn's Pub (https://llywelynspub.com/st-charles), and Bella Vino (http://www.bellavinowinebarstl.com/). Free trolleys will run between the SHA hotels and Main Street throughout the conference!

Discover all the fun things to do in St Charles, even in January! www.discoverstcharles.com

Main Street in St. Charles has been the top spot for shopping since the 19th century. This now nationally registered historic district allows you to walk the very same brick paths and shop in the same buildings. You'll find shop locations, hotels and restaurants along Main Street in St. Charles, MO.

The abstract submission deadline for the SHA 2019 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology has been extended ...
07/02/2018
SHA 2019 - ConfTool Pro - Login

The abstract submission deadline for the SHA 2019 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology has been extended to July 15, 2018.

If you were planning to submit, but all of the pieces didn't fall into place by the June 30 deadline, you're now in luck!
Submit your abstract at: www.conftool.com/sha2019. The Call for Papers can be found on the SHA website at: www.sha.org/conferences/.

Questions or problems? Please contact the SHA Headquarters at [email protected].

Latest from the blog: a great post on the impact of climate change and sea level rise on cultural resources in coastal N...
07/01/2018
Dynamic Coasts and Immovable Cultural Resources - Society for Historical Archaeology

Latest from the blog: a great post on the impact of climate change and sea level rise on cultural resources in coastal NC.

Impact of climate change on coastal cultural resources in Brunswick County, NC Coastal cultural resources provide crucial links to the past and are important centerpieces for interwoven maritime heritage community narratives, and are valuable cultural resources. Similar to many other places in the w...

Coalition for American Heritage
06/30/2018

Coalition for American Heritage

Thanks to SHA President Mark Warner and SHA board member Sarah Miller for storming the Hill today to talk about the public value of archaeology!

Coalition for American Heritage
04/16/2018

Coalition for American Heritage

Yesterday, American Cultural Resources Association and The Society for Historical Archaeology members visited the offices of more than 50 Members of Congress! They thanked Congress for the big increase in funding for the Historic Preservation Fund and discussed commonsense ways to make the permitting process more efficient. Good work demonstrating the importance of cultural resource management!

03/09/2018
New UNP-SHA Publication and Author Perspective - Society for Historical Archaeology

Author spotlight: Jun U. Sunseri discusses “Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico.” Check out the interview and read to the end for the UNP-SHA publications discount code!

Submitted by Rebecca Allen Environmental Science Associates (ESA), Cultural Resources Director SHA Associate Editor In 2011, the University of Nebraska Press and the SHA jointly published the first of the Historical Archaeology of the American West Series. Annalies Corbin and I are series editors, a...

New on the SHA Blog: A compelling recap of the Ceramic Workshop at SHA 2018, complete with suggestions for your own iden...
02/19/2018
Ceramics Identification is Clear as Mud - Society for Historical Archaeology

New on the SHA Blog: A compelling recap of the Ceramic Workshop at SHA 2018, complete with suggestions for your own identification purposes!

When I (Lindsay) first started visiting archaeological collections from historic kiln sites in the mid-Atlantic for my dissertation research, I found time and again that the same researcher had already been there: Brenda Hornsby Heindl. We eventually met, and learned that we had distinct but complem...

Feeling the post-Valentines blues? Check out these 8 anthropology & archaeology special issues (including an issue of Hi...
02/15/2018
Special Issues in Social Sciences

Feeling the post-Valentines blues? Check out these 8 anthropology & archaeology special issues (including an issue of Historical Archaeology), free on @SpringerAnthro until Feb. 19!

Read all these special issues for free until February 19, 2018. Share this page with your colleagues Twitter | Facebook Don't hesitate to contact

Alexandria Archaeology Museum
01/25/2018

Alexandria Archaeology Museum

Thank you all so much for your votes! Keep them coming-we are falling behind and need to win this thing!!

As promised, we will be holding an Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Dr. Phillip Reid and City Archaeologists over on our Twitter (@AlexArchaeology) at 12 noon TODAY! Now's your chance to have all your ship related questions answered.

01/17/2018
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum -Maryland State Museum of Archaeology

Fellowship opportunity!

The Maryland Archaeological Conservation (MAC) Laboratory is pleased to accept applications for its sixth year of the Gloria S. King Research Fellowship in Archaeology. The MAC Lab is an archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility located at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the State Museum of Archaeology, in southern Maryland. Students, academics, or professionals are eligible to apply; stipend of $700 week with minimum 2 week and maximum 5 week fellowship. Applications must be received by March 1st, 2018. Projects awarded a fellowship can begin as early as April 1st. Visit http://www.jefpat.org/gloria-king-scholarship.html for more information on how to apply.

The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory offers the Gloria S. King Fellowship in Archaeology for projects using MAC lab collections. The MAC Lab is an archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility located at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the State Museum of Archaeology...

Society of Black Archaeologists
01/06/2018

Society of Black Archaeologists

Last night SBA had its largest meeting to date at the Society for Historical Archaeology’s annual conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 2011, the SBA has steadily grown over the years. We as an organization cannot be more thrilled about what 2018 has in store for us. Stay tuned!

SHA2018 attendees - Saturday January 6th is Kings Day (aka twelfth night or the Epiphany). It’s the official start to ...
01/02/2018
Krewe of Joan of Arc | Mardi Gras New Orleans

SHA2018 attendees - Saturday January 6th is Kings Day (aka twelfth night or the Epiphany). It’s the official start to the Carnival (Mardi Gras) Season. Be sure to catch the Joan of Arc Parade in the French Quarter and the Mardi Gras-themed fireworks on the river at 6 pm. Don't miss out!

Joan of Arc is held in the French Quarter annually on January 6 in honor of the unofficial patron saint's birthday and Twelfth Night. The parade begins at 6 sharp at Jax Brewery on the corner of Decatur and Toulouse.

You don't have to figure it out on your own! Learn how to advocate for preservation of archaeological sites at this #SHA...
12/28/2017
#SHA2018 Session: How to Advocate for Archaeological Preservation in the New Political Climate - Society for Historical Archaeology

You don't have to figure it out on your own! Learn how to advocate for preservation of archaeological sites at this #SHA2018 Interactive Session:

Want to Learn How to Advocate for the Preservation of Historical Archaeological Sites in the Era of Trump? Be Sure to Participate in the Following Interactive Session at the 2018 Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, New Orleans: If You Are Not At the Table You Are On The Menu: How to B...

SHA2018 is just two weeks away! While you enjoy holiday cheer, have a peek at the program and plan your conference week....
12/24/2017
SHA 2018 - ConfTool Pro - BrowseSessions

SHA2018 is just two weeks away! While you enjoy holiday cheer, have a peek at the program and plan your conference week.
Jan 3-7 2018 - See you in New Orleans!

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