The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is Europe’s leading society for the study and promotion of historical archaeology. The SPMA was founded in 1966 with the aim of promoting the archaeology of late medieval to industrial society in Britain, Europe and those countries influenced by European colonialism. The Society now covers the archaeology of the period up to the present day. To achieve this aim the Society publishes the triannual journal Post-Medieval Archaeology, and a twice yearly newsletter, as well as regular monographs, and holds conferences and meetings.

About the Society


2015 AGM

Monday 9 November 2015

The SPMA’s AGM for 2015 will be held on Monday 14 December 2015.

SPMA seeks Student Rep for Council

Tuesday 15 September 2015


Annual Conference 2016: 50 years of SPMA

1 April — 3 April 2016


West Country Households, 1500-1700

West Country Households, 1500-1700

Edited by John Allan, Nat Alcock, and David Dawson

South-West England has been the focus of some of the most significant work on the early modern house and household in Britain. This volume of papers, written by many leading specialists, summarises the overall understanding of material culture, standing buildings, and their interiors, alongside case studies which publish some of the most remarkable discoveries.

The Post-Medieval Archaeology Journal

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