Society for Historical Archaeology

This collection contains the abstracts and presentations from the Society for Historical Archaeology annual meetings. SHA has partnered with Digital Antiquity to archive their annual conference abstracts and make the presentations available. This collection contains meeting abstracts and presentations dating from 2013 to the present.

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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.

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  1. 1,000 Bottles of Wine in the Ground, 1,000 Bottles of Wine: The Preservation of early 20th century Italian Heritage at the John Bradford House (2013)
  2. 12,240 Square Feet; The 1740 Fire and Disaster at the Household Scale in Colonial Charleston (2021)
  3. 120 Miles of Track in 2 Months: Where Did They Get All That Timber? (2021)
  4. A 15th to 19th century housing district in the center of Elbeuf (2014)
  5. 1607 to 1619: An Examination of Change over Time at James Fort (2018)
  6. A 1611 Blockhouse and Earthworks for the Protection of Cattle: Virginia’s Earliest Bovine Husbandry, near Jamestown (2017)
  7. A 16th-Century Public Dump in Rouen (2014)
  8. The 1725 Nuestra Señora de Begoña: Ongoing Investigations of a Spanish Merchant Fragata and Cultural Conservation Strategies in La Caleta de Caucedo, Dominican Republic (2013)
  9. 175 Water Street to Washington Square Park: is flexibility the key to urban archaeology? (2014)
  10. The 1799 Siege of Acre: A Re-evaluation of the Historical and Archaeological Record (2014)
  11. The 1812 period Naval Hospital at Point Frederick, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario (2014)
  12. The 1839 Parker Academy: On the Frontier of Transformative Resistance and Social Justice (2017)
  13. The 18th Century Shipbuilding French Industry : New Perspective on Conception and Construction (2016)
  14. 18th Century Stoneware From New Jersey (2016)
  15. 18th-Century San Antonio Spanish Colonial Mission Complexes: An Evolution, American Revolution, and Tejano Ranchos1 (2017)
  16. The 1977 Excavations of French Fort St. Pierre (1719-1729): Adaptation on the Louisiane Frontier   (2013)
  17. 19th Century Chinese Railroad Worker Habitation Structures on the Central Pacific Railroad (2020)
  18. 19th Century Clay Pipes from Jacksonport State Park, Arkansas (2018)
  19. 19th Century Entertainments From A Small Plantation In Alexandria, Virginia: Archaeology At Shuter’s Hill (44AX175) (2018)
  20. 19th century industry in the American South: Scull Shoals Mill Village (2013)
  21. A 19th Century Military Landscape in Southern Maryland (2016)
  22. 19th Century Reform and Control at the Industrial School for Girls in Dorchester, Massachusetts (2018)
  23. 19th Century Workhorses: The Examination of a Centerboard Schooner off Dog Island, Florida. (2016)
  24. 19th-Century Innovation at a 21st-Century Industrial Park: Archaeological Investigations at the Valentine and Company Iron Ore Washing Plant, Centre County, Pennsylvania (2016)
  25. 2 Cool 4 School: An Alaskan Archaeology HipHop Tale (2015)
  26. The 2012 Field Season of the 1630-31 New Spain Fleet Archaeological Project in the Gulf of Mexico (2016)
  27. The 2018 Discovery of "Lady Lex", the First American Aircraft Carrier Casualty (2019)
  28. 21st Century Commemoration and the Landscapes of an Absent Past: Remembering with Places in Santa Rosa, CA (2018)
  29. 21st Century Methods for a 19th Century World: GIS, Geophysical Survey, and Geoarchaeology in Washington, D.C. (2016)
  30. 21st Century Shipwreck Management Considerations on Lake Champlain (2016)
  31. 21st-century Collaboration for Studying a 20th-century Working Community (2016)
  32. 3-D Photo Modeling Applications in Underwater Archeology (2015)
  33. 30 Years Later: Revisiting the 1733 San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve and San Felipe Shipwreck Sites in the Florida Keys (2019)
  34. 300 Years: Archival and Archaeological Investigations at the Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) Probable First Site (2017)
  35. 37 Pounds of Beads!: Reconstructing Provenience and Looking for Change and Continuity in an Orphaned Collection (2017)
  36. 3D Digitization of Archaeological Artifatcts in Conservation (2016)
  37. The 3D Digitization of the World Trade Center Wreck (2017)
  38. 3D in the Toolbox: An Operational Comparison of Acoustic, Photogrammetric, and Laser Scanning Methodologies Tested at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in 2016. (2017)
  39. 3D Laser Scanning for the digital reconstruction and analysis of a 16th Century clinker built sailing vessel (2013)
  40. 3D Learning at Kingsley Plantation and the St. Augustine Lighthouse: Incorporating 3D Technology Into FPAN Public Archaeology Outreach (2018)
  41. 3D Modelling and Interactive Mapping of Historic Shipwreck Sites (2013)
  42. 3D Printing an Archaeological Site Map: Photogrammetric Recording and Printing of the Pillar Dollar Wreck (2017)
  43. 3D Printing for Maritime Cultural Heritage: A Design for All Approach (2019)
  44. 3D Printing for Submerged Heritage: A Comparative Study in Structured Light and Photogrammetry (2017)
  45. 3D Scanning Sonar: A discussion of its applications and limitations based on recent tests by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (2014)
  46. 3D to 2D to 3D ‘ The Reconstruction of the H.L Hunley’s Forward Crew Compartment (2014)
  47. 3D Virtual Landscape Analysis at Fort Ethan Allen, VA (2014)
  48. 3D Virtual Landscape Analysis of 18th-century Settlement in the Swedes Tract, PA (2014)
  49. The 46 Petitioners: Social Justice in the Age of Nat Turner in the City of Alexandria, Virginia (2021)
  50. 500 Years of Experience at a Ten-Year Old Museum: Positives And Pitfalls of Avocational Cooperation (2014)
  51. The 7,000 Foot Wreck – An Archaeological Investigation of a Historic Shipwreck Discovered in the Gulf of Mexico (2013)
  52. 97 Acres, Deep Cisterns and a Pit Filled with Over 2,000 Beer Bottles: Challenges in Urban Archaeology Through the Investigation of the NGA West Site (23SL2393) (2018)
  53. The A7 Project - An investigation of HM Submarine A7 (2015)
  54. ‘”[A] sweet life after a most fatiguing campaign”’: The Evolution and Archaeology of Military Encampments of the Revolutionary War (2014)
  55. Abalone Shell, Broken Pots, Hearths, Windbreaks and Archival Research: Clues to Identifying 19th Century California Abalone Colection and Processing Sites on the Channel Islands (2013)
  56. Abandoned Rural Settlements and Landscape Transformations in the Early Modern and Modern Period: Innovative Methodological Approaches of Historical Archaeology within a Central European Context (2017)
  57. The Abbey of Pedro Mártir de Anglería – Excavation, Reconstruction and Conservation of an Early 16th Century Ecclesiastical Structure in Jamaica (2016)
  58. Abolition and the Rise of the Aku: Creating Ethnicity through Colonial Policy on the Gambia River (2018)
  59. Abolition Geography and the Archaeology of Urban American Slavery (2021)
  60. Above and Below Ground: Teaching Combined Methodologies for a Holistic Understanding of the Built Environment (2018)
  61. Above and Beyond the Lowstand: Three Lithic Artifacts Recovered from the Gulf of Maine (2014)
  62. Above-ground Archaeology Of Industrial And Post-Industrial Detroit (2016)
  63. An "Abri" for French Migratory Fishermen? The Evolution of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon’s Salt-Cod Fisheries, 1670-1970. (2020)
  64. Abundance/Absence: Reframing Agency in African Diaspora Archaeology (2021)
  65. Academia in Underwater Archaeology (2014)
  66. Acadian Adaptations in North and South America (2015)
  67. Access to First Choice Foods and Settlement Failure at French Azilum (2014)
  68. Accessible Archaeology for Youth (2021)
  69. Accessiblity and Crisis: Building a More Inclusive Archaeology Through Existing Collections (2021)
  70. Accommodating personalities: the role of purpose-built mill workers’ housing in communal identity (2014)
  71. The Accotink Quarter (2014)
  72. An Account of Ancient Stone Anchors in the Northern Shoreline of the Persian Gulf (2019)
  73. Accuracy of Underwater Photogrammetric Methods: The Case Study of the Invincible Wreck Site (2017)
  74. Action, Compromise, and Transformation: Mortuary Genealogies and Social Change in the Virgin Islands and Barbados (2014)
  75. Adapting and Improvising: Materiality and the Politicization of Historic Structures (2021)
  76. Adapting to Colonial Reality with Long-term History: The Evolution of 17th Century Indigenous Households along the Rappahannock River, Virginia (2020)
  77. An Adaptive Legacy: Repurposing Lighthouses from Navigational Aids to Heritage Tourism Destinations in North Carolina (2016)
  78. Adding and Subtracting: Manipulating Ceramic Manufacture to Signal Cultural Identity Among Indigenous Populations of the San Antonio Missions (2017)
  79. Adding Lasers to the Archaeological Toolkit: The Costs and Benefits of Terrestrial LiDAR in Digital Archaeology (2015)
  80. Additional Slave Settlements at Cannon’s Point Plantation (2019)
  81. Addressing Neglected Narratives Through The Maritime Cultural Landscape Of Point Pearce Aboriginal Mission/Burgiyana, South Australia (2016)
  82. Admiring the Hush Arbor: Confronting Slavery in the American South (2019)
  83. aDNA in Historical Archaeology As A Tool For The Mitigation Of Climate Change Hazards (2016)
  84. The Adriatic Sea – Underwater Archaeology in Croatia (2013)
  85. Advanced Digital Modelling of the Newport Medieval Ship (2013)
  86. Advances In Laboratory and Field Use Of Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) and LASAR ABLATION-ICPMS (LA-ICP-MS) Technologies In Field Archaeological And Combined Survey Format (CSF) Surveys (2018)
  87. Advances in Technology, Transportation, and Tourism: Archaeological Manifestations of the Late 19th-Century Emergence of Nathan Harrison as a Destination (2020)
  88. Advances In the Uses of portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF). Laser Ablation Induced Polarization-Mass Spectrography (LAICP-MS) and Infrared Studies of Plants and Soils to Discover and Map Deeply Buried Human and Animal Remains from Conflict, Massacre and Habitation Sites. (2020)
  89. Advancing interpretation of USS Monitor through digital reconstruction (2017)
  90. Advancing The Study Of Cultural Frontiers In Post-Medieval Ireland – Native Innovation In The Face Of Colonial Power (2017)
  91. Adventures in Archaeology: Summer 2019 Camp at the Forest Meeker Homestead (2020)
  92. The Advice You Were Looking For: The ACUA Mentorship Program Panel Discussion (2019)
  93. An Aerial Micro-Topographical Landscape Survey on Montserrat, West Indies (2017)
  94. Aerial Remote Sensing For Documenting Fur Trade ‘Cultural Landscapes’ (2021)
  95. "Africa" in Connecticut (2015)
  96. African American Burials and Memorials in Colonial Williamsburg (2016)
  97. The African American Cemetery at Catoctin Furnace: Bridging the Past and the Future (2016)
  98. African American Diaspora Archaeology and the National Park Service: Reflections on the Past and Goals for the Future (2016)
  99. African American Life in Central Delaware, 1770-1940: Archaeology Combined with Documentary Research (2016)
  100. African American Resistance, Social Control, And The Spiritual Alteration Of The Physical Environment (2020)