Society for Historical Archaeology Blog

http://www.sha.org/blog/

The majority of the blogs I reviewed focus on archaeology as a discipline or the archaeology of specific eras or regions (many of which are in Europe). Comparatively few blogs it seemed center on historical archaeology. Given historical archaeology’s association with public scholarship, I found this surprising. The Society for Historical Archaeology Blog is a notable exception. As the social media outlet for the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA), the blog details the activities of the organization, including journal and conference planning, as well as the research of practicing historical archaeologists. The posts are highly informative without being intimidatingly lengthy, include numerous pictures, and are written in a straightforward and engaging style. As such, the blog appeals to both members of the SHA as well as the general public. Of the blogs I reviewed, the SHA Blog most skillfully balances public outreach and continuing scholarly education without comprising either.

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