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From Pioneers to Seasoned Professionals: 50 years of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Author(s): Harold Mytum

Year: 2016

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2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology. The society is marking this achievement in a number of ways, including a major conference at Sheffield and a special issue of the journal Post-Medieval Archaeology. This poster reveals some of the features of the Society’s history, allowing comparisons and contrasts with the experiences of the SHA. From a side-line interest of museum professionals and amateurs, post-medieval archaeology has grown and matured to become a major period of study recognized by government and private heritage organizations, museums, contract archaeology firms, and by universities which now employ a number of tenured historical archaeology academic staff. The Society has been significant in encouraging historical archaeology across Europe and the globe, as revealed in its journal contents from the first issue onwards.

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From Pioneers to Seasoned Professionals: 50 years of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology. Harold Mytum. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434870)


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United Kingdom Western Europe

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min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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PaperId(s): 714

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America