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 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 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

Motion Carried. Hear the moment that the SHA was created.

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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 (AM...A) 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.

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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 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...
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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, th...e 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!

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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.

SHA2018 attendees, come prepared with the conference app. Browse the complete program from your phone and create your own agenda. The app is available for Android, iOS and Windows devices.
To download the mobile app visit or type 'conference4me' in Google Play, iTunes App Store or Windows Phone Store

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...

All the ladies in the field say "yeah!" Women in Archaeology are podcasting and blogging just for you:

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!

Overview and details of the sessions of this conference. Please select a date or location to show only sessions at that day or location. Please select a single session for detailed view (with abstracts and downloads if available).

If you're peeking past the holidays and see our conference dead ahead, it's never too early to start making plans! Here are some opportunities to check out the Public Education & Interpretation Committee and get involved.

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The Public Archaeology Day, co-hosted by the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) and the New Orleans Jazz Museum, is a free and family-friendly event featuring archaeologists, educational displays, lectures, and activities geared toward the general public. As part of the SHA Annual Conference, this year’s Public Archaeology Day will focus on heritage stewardship at the local level; highlighting some of the important work occurring within Louisiana.

Come explore over 15 e...xhibits featuring cultural resource firms, universities, State and Federal Agencies, professional organizations, heritage artists, and much more! Throughout the day lectures will be presented by the Louisiana Division of Archaeology, Louisiana Archaeology Society, Louisiana Public Archeology Lab, and Texas Historical Commission. In addition, the Florida Public Archaeology Network will give an “Introduction to Archaeology” presentation geared toward children.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116 from 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. With the generous support of the New Orleans Jazz Museum, admission fees will be waived during the Public Archaeology Day.

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ATTENTION: Advance registration for SHA 2018 is TODAY, Friday, December 1, 2017. After December 1, registration rates will increase.

Register online at until Friday, December 15, 2017. After December 15, registrations will be on site only.

Contact for assistance, and see you in New Orleans!

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