Saturday, January 14th, 2012
Members of the Society for Historical Archaeology from around the world have gathered in Baltimore, Maryland, for their 45th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology. The five-day event started on January 4, 2012, and was held at the Marriott Waterfront.
With the theme “By the Dawn’s Early Light: Forging Identity, Securing Freedom, and Overcoming Conflict,” this year’s annual meeting included a symposia, forums and general sessions, the Plenary Session, workshops, organized tours, the Public Archaeology Event, an Opening Night Reception, the SHA Business Meeting, Pre-Awards Banquet Cocktail Hour, Awards Ceremony , and Silent Auction, among others. The 2012 annual conference keynote speaker was Mr. Eamonn P. Kelly, Keeper of Irish Antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland.
The SHA annual conference is held every January. The 2013 conference is slated to take place in Leicester, UK.
ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic has joined the 2012 SHA annual conference as an advertiser. Its full-page ad in the meeting program promotes its AMS dating lab’s improved services to SHA members who need a fast turnaround time. The lab’s standard AMS dating service has further reduced its turnaround time from 25 business days to 14 business days.
Formed in 1967, the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present). The society is specifically concerned with the identification, excavation, interpretation, and conservation of sites and materials on land and underwater. The SHA’s journal, Historical Archaeology, publishes articles on cultural identity and ethnicity, the archaeological expressions of cultural landscapes, theoretical applications to historic sites, major site excavations, material culture, and other topics, from both terrestrial and nautical sites.
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