The New Brunswick Archaeology Podcast

by Gabe Hrynick and Ken Holyoke

Covering 13,000 years of history, archaeologists Gabe Hrynick (Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick) and Ken Holyoke (Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge) introduce the people, technologies, and stories of archaeology in New Brunswick, Canada.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Discord and datcord [taylor's version]

    Discord and datcord [taylor's version]

    This fortnight (with proper audio now), Gabe is still in tiki gear two weeks later and Ken is still freezing despite the current heat wave and we're joined by Dr. Emma Yasui, the multi-talented archaeobotanist, podcaster, cultural consultant, and gaming guru. On our way through a conversation covering everything from representation in ttRPGs to Japanese kitchen gardens, Gabe learns about discord and how an RPG works, and Ken reminisces about his pals on If you're interested in Jomon and Nikkei archaeology, or wondering what to cook with your yamaimo, this is the episode you've been waiting for! Show Notes Find Emma on LinkedIn and Twitter/X @starchaeologist • How fuki still grows at a former imprisonment camp in BC • Tonari Gumi cookbooks (on kitchen gardens) • Nikkei in Canada • Nikkei archaeology in Canada (Bob Muckle) • Asians Represent! (link to join the discord server is under “contact”) • Some of Emma's consulting work: Hodgetts, L., Supernant, K., Lyons, N., & Welch, J. R. (2020). Broadening #MeToo: Tracking Dynamics in Canadian Archaeology Through a Survey on Experiences Within the Discipline. Can. J. Arch., 44(1), 20. Yasui, E. (2022). Processing it all: Starch residues on Jomon Period ground stone from southern Hokkaido, Japan. J. Arch. Sci. Rpts, 45, 103597. Banning, E. B., Hitchings, P., Rhodes, S., Yasui, E., Gibbon, E., Handziuk, N., Glasser, A., Ullah, I., & Abu Jayyab, K. (2018). Jawafat Shaban and the Late Neolithic in Wâdî al-Bîr, Northern Jordan. Paléorient, 44(1), 57-74. Hit Pieces Patton, K., C. Hernandez, and K. Maxwell. 2024. A Decolonial Reflection on Archaeological Pedagogy and Practice. The SAA Archaeological Record 24(3):24-27. Peace, T. (2023). The Slow Rush of Colonization: Spaces of Power in the Maritime Peninsula, 1680-1790. UBC Press. (Winner of the 2024 Canadian Historical Association’s Clio prize for Atlantic Region) Credits: Sponsors: APANB, ULeth SSHRC Exchange Producer: Emanuel Akel LinkedIn

  • champlain problems

    champlain problems

    This fortnight, the Northeast is engulfed in a heat wave and Alberta has returned to periglacial conditions. Gabe is therefore on assignment poolside while Ken stokes the fire and says a prayer for his tomatillos. Whether you’re in a daiquiri or a hot toddy setting today, get ready to change latitude and change attitude as the NB Archaeology Podcast goes south of the border. In the latest installment of our Great Sites series, we’re joined by Arthur Anderson of the University of New England to tell us all about Maine site 5.06 or the village of Chouacoët. 5.06 is the so-called village described by Champlain in 1605, but Arthur’s recent work there suggests some 2000 years of Indigenous occupation at the site, and complicates archaeological understanding about what a village should look like. Great Citations: Anderson, Arthur W. 2022. The village of Chouacoët and the ceramic and protohistoric periods on Saco Bay, Maine. In The Far Northeast: 3000 BP to Present (pp.507-521). Canadian Museum of History Mercury Series, eds. Kenneth R. Holyoke and M. Gabriel Hrynick. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. Baker, Emerson W. 2004. Finding the Almouchiquois: Native American families, territories, and land sales in southern Maine. Ethnohistory 51(1):73-100. Leveillee, Alan, Joseph N. Waller Jr., and Donna Ingham. 2006 Dispersed Villages in Late Woodland Period South-Coastal Rhode Island. Archaeology of Eastern North America 34:71-89. Lore, Robert J. 2006. Adaptations in the Edge Environment: Faunal Analysis of an Armouchiquois Indian Village. Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin 46(1):1-22. Spahr, Tim. 2019. Northeast Algonquin Weir Remains at Redin Island: Comparing Local Features to Historic Illustrations. Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin 59(1):1-20. And check out: Holyoke, K.R., and M.G. Hrynick. 2024. Podcasting and Public Archaeology: the New Brunswick Archaeology Podcast. The SAA Archaeological Record 24(3):11–17. Credits: Sponsors: APANB, ULeth SSHRC Exchange Producer: Emanuel Akel LinkedIn; Noize &Freeze Files

  • Safety Dance


    Safety Dance


    Content Warning: this episode deals with sensitive topics like drug use and sexual harassment. Archaeology is a lot of fun, and it’s even more fun when you aren’t on the business end of a bear bluff charge. In this episode, we are joined by Greer Vanderbyl (22:37), Carol Colaninno (59:53), and Nadine Byers (1:22:43) for big picture advice about field safety. Greer discusses building a culture of safety among your field crew, Carol provides advice for field directors to help combat sexual harassment in the field, and Nadine explains why archaeologists should consider adding Naloxone to their first aid kits. Also - are you a musician or podcaster in need of audio editing and producing? Our incomparable producer, Emanuel Akel (13:36), is looking to expand his portfolio (see details in credits, below). Byers, Nadine, and Gabe Hrynick. 2023. “A Lifesaving Part of An Archaeologist's First Aid Kit: Naloxone” Colaninno, Carol E, Shawn P Lambert, Emily L Beahm, Morgan D Tallman, Carl G Drexler, and Clark H Sturdevant. 2024. Cultivating inclusivity: strategies field school directors use to promote safe and supportive field schools. Southeastern Archaeology:1-17. Greer Vanderbyl Carol Colaninno SHARP Resources for US-Based Archaeologists Resources for Canadian Based Archaeologists Nadine Byers Hit Pieces: A paid research opportunity! The Saint John River Society is conducting a research project Pairing Indigenous and non-Indigenous Perspectives to Support Sustainable Flow Management of the Wolastoq Phase 2. For more information CONTACT Sharon Cunningham and check out the Saint John River Society ELOHA Project Credits: Sponsors: APANB, ULeth SSHRC Exchange Producer: Emanuel Akel LinkedIn; Noize &Freeze Files

  • Move From What You Know, to What You Don't Know [It's All Funkytown] - Intrusive Feature 2e

    Move From What You Know, to What You Don't Know [It's All Funkytown] - Intrusive Feature 2e

    We're back a demi-fortnight later than usual to bring you this sonic and gastronomic journey through the Paris of the Prairies. The Award-Winning NB Archaeology Pod travelled to the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association in Saskatoon, SK earlier this month an caught up with friends, met new colleagues, and encountered a Peppa Pig singing robot at the Number 1 Noodle House. We also took home the Public Communications Award (Institutional/Professional) for the CAA this year! So thank you listeners! Show Notes Featured interviews: Alvina Tam (Senior Archaeologist, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) and Tommy Ng (Partner and Senior Project Archaeologist, Bison Historical Services) Scott Neilsen (Associate Professor, Labrador Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland) Lindsay Amundsen-Meyer (Assistant Professor, University of Calgary) and Matthew Munro (Senior Archaeologist, Independent/Stantec Consulting) Tammi Mills (PhD Candidate, University of Lethbridge) Richard Grubb (American Cultural Resources Association/Vice-President, Richard Grubb & Associates) and Sara Beanlands (Principal/Senior Archaeologist, Boreas Heritage Consulting) Credits Sponsors: APANB and ULeth SSHRC Exchange Producer: Emanuel Akel

  • Great Sites: Coming to Loggerheads at Sam Bliss' Estate

    Great Sites: Coming to Loggerheads at Sam Bliss' Estate

    This fortnight we learned you can take the Loyalist out of the states, but maybe you can’t take the states out of the Loyalist. You certainly can’t take the cannon out of the dooryard. Tune in to hear Dr. David Black tell us about Sam Bliss, the well armed shopkeeper turned soldier turned well-armed Quoddy Region farmer. And it’s not just weapons, Dave will also tell you about what the Blisses ate and raised on his Island. If you’re interested in Loyalists in New Brunswick, this is an important part of the archaeological record, and our second installment of the “Great Sites” series. Show Notes: Ashley, Elihu. 2007. Romance, remedies, and revolution : the journal of Dr. Elihu Ashley of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1773-1775. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst. Craig, Calvin Lee. 2003. Early families of "the Mackadavy" : settlers before, during, and following the Loyalist period, Magaguadavic Valley, Parish of St. George, Southwestern New Brunswick, Canada. Self published, but there’s a copy at the UNB library: “The Colonial Flip, George Washington’s Favorite Drink” The Colonial Flip, George Washington's Favorite Drink ( Obituary and bibliography for John Carl Medcof Perley, Moses. 1850. Report on the sea and river fisheries of New Brunswick, within the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and Bay of Chaleur. Fredericton, J. Simpson. Great Cites: Black, David W., and Christopher R. Blair. 2000. Faunal Remains from the Loyalist Occupation of the Bliss Islands, Quoddy Region, New Brunswick. Ontario Archaeology 69:39-54. Blair, Christopher. 2013. Looking For Bliss: An Early Loyalist Family in Passamaquoddy Bay. In Underground New Brunswick: Stories of Archaeology, edited by P. Erickson, and J. Fowler, pp. 107-116. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax Hit Pieces: Mack, Karen. 2023. The Rumford Falls Ceramic Assemblage and Maine Ceramic Period 2 (CP2) Pottery. Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin 63(2):1-42. Will, Richard, and Karen Mack. 2023. Rumford Falls and Beyond: A Comparative Analysis of Archaic period and Ceramic Period LIthic Debitage Assemblages. Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin 63(2):43-60. Credits Sponsors: APANB and ULeth SSHRC Exchange Producer: Emanuel Akel