As stated at the inaugural Southeastern Conference on Historic Sites Archaeology (SECHSA), historical archaeologists annually present dozens of papers at regional, national, and international conferences. However, the volume and diversity of papers presented at these meetings eclipses the research contributions on historical archaeology of the southeastern U.S. In 2012, Carl Steen, Natalie Adams Pope, and David Jones initiated SECHSA to provide archaeologists working at historic sites in the southeast a place to share their research and exchange ideas. SECHSA took inspiration from Stanley South’s Conference on Historic Sites Archaeology, which held meetings annually between 1960 and 1982. Smaller than the national scope of the original concept, SECHSA’s regional emphasis provides a broader gathering than individual state meetings can provide, but one more focused and intimate than a national conference. SECHSA thus offers archaeologists a forum dedicated to topics of concern to historical archaeology in the southeast.
This webpage will provide information regarding the 2014 Southeastern Conference on Historic Sites Archaeology, including registration information, lodging options, and a schedule of events.
Please plan on joining us in Stone Mountain on September 19-20, 2014.