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

News

A Study Day in Memory of the late Kenneth James Barton

Wednesday 17 July 2019

The day comprises a series of talks on subjects that interested Ken, and by definition will be of interest to many people. Former friends and colleagues will speak on archaeology in museums, medieval pottery, fortifications and the archaeology of post-medieval England.

AGM papers and Full Accounts available

Thursday 1 November 2018

Publications

Facing Otherness in Early Modern Sweden Travel, Migration and Material Transformations, 1500-1800

Facing Otherness in Early Modern Sweden Travel, Migration and Material Transformations, 1500-1800

A new view of Sweden’s relations with the world beyond its borders, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.

The Post-Medieval Archaeology Journal

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