Beginning in 2013, the Center for Digital Antiquity partnered with the Society for Historical Archaeology to preserve the SHA meeting abstracts and make the presentations and research data files available in tDAR.  As a presenter you can access your abstract’s record in tDAR, edit the metadata, and upload a PDF copy of your paper, presentation, or poster, for FREE.  Here’s how to get started:

  1. Go to
  2. Search for your abstract by typing your name or abstract title in the box.
  3. Fill out the message box to request access to your paper’s abstract (you will need to register – but that’s free).
  4. Once completed, we will send you a message within one business day with a link to edit your abstract and upload the paper or poster.

Were you an SHA presenter in 2018 (New Orleans), 2017 (Fort Worth), 2016 (Washington DC), or 2015 (Seattle) but haven’t uploaded your presentation yet? No worries – those abstracts are also in tDAR. Help other researchers find and cite your SHA presentations by making them available today!