W. Jesse Webb MA Thesis Defense – March 28, 2018

MA Oral Examination: W. Jesse Webb (APANB member!)

Event Date(s): March 28, 2018

Time(s): 01:30 PM – 04:00 PM


Location: Department of Anthropology, University of New Brunswick, Annex C  Room 31, Fredericton

Event Details:

The thesis title is ‘A Late Maritime Woodland Peskotomuhkati Fishery from the Mainland Quoddy Region, Southwestern New Brunswick, Canada.’

Abstract: The nature of precontact Indigenous fisheries, as well as their significance to subsistence economies, seasonal mobility, and diachronic cultural change, remain relatively underdeveloped in the archaeology of the Maritime Peninsula. This can be attributed to unevenness in the regional dataset, differential preservation, recovery bias, and an historic tendency to privilege mammal remains in zooarchaeological analyses. This thesis presents an analysis of a precontact fishery from BgDs-15, a small shell-bearing site located on the northern mainland of Passamaquoddy Bay, southwestern New Brunswick, Canada. Several hundred bones recovered during the 2004 field excavations and over 3,000 fish remains from midden column and bulk feature samples were examined. Multiple lines of complementary evidence, including taxonomic composition, relative abundances, skeletal element frequency, seasonality, and the ethnohistoric record are examined to produce a high-resolution analysis of the BgDs-15 fishery and provide insight into ancestral Peskotomuhkati settlement-subsistence strategies during the Late Maritime Woodland period (ca. 1350–550 BP).

New Board of Directors and Executive

Hello Members!

We are pleased to announce the formation of the new Board of Directors and Executive, and welcome the new President of the APANB-AAPNB, Darcy Dignam!

We are also welcoming four new members to the Board (Dr. Gabe Hrynick [Vice President], Dr. Cora Woolsey [Secretary], Trevor Dow [Treasurer], and Dr. David Black [Board Member]) alongside a returning (former Exec.), Ken Holyoke (Board Member).

The Board looks forward to working for the Association through our term (to November 2019) and please feel free to contact anytime (apanb.aapnb@gmail.com).

Stay tuned for the announcement of new Association initiatives and our Spring General Business Meeting to be held in April 2018 (exact date and location TBD).



January 2017 General Meeting at Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

Our next General Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 in Fredericton, New Brunswick at the New Brunswick Provincial Archives on the UNB Campus. This will be a one-day meeting leading into our larger two-day session in early spring 2017.

The morning will be our usual Members business meeting, with a general discussion session about the role of the Association in regards to dealing with professional concerns and how the Association can become more pro-active in public outreach and education.

Tea, coffee, and snacks will be provided as well as lunch. For the afternoon public portion of the meeting, we are happy to announce that there will be three or four presentations on current archaeological research in our region! (The details of these presentations will be forwarded soon) Following the presentations, there will be a roundtable discussion regarding the recent introduction of mechanical testing and screening methodologies to New Brunswick.

Lastly, we would encourage any of you whose memberships have lapsed to renew at the meeting, and we will be offering new members a reduced renrollment rate if they enroll now, which would see them through until the end of the fiscal year in March 2018. So, tell your friends!

Remember: We offer e-payments through Interac e-transfers now! Just send your completed Membership application form to apanb.aapnb.treasurer@gmail.com (Note: a $2.00 processing fee should be added to your membership dues, should you choose this method of payment).

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to write, email or post to our website or Facebook page!

Spring 2016 Annual General Business Meeting – 2 Day Mini-Conference!


Spring has sprung! As we all prepare for another field season, your Association of Professional Archaeologists of New Brunswick – Association des archéologues professionnels du Nouveau-Brunswick (APANB-AAPNB)  are contacting you with a couple of announcements and the date of our upcoming Annual General Business Meeting in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Friday April 29 and Saturday April 30th, 2016. This meeting will be held at the New Brunswick Provincial Archives on the University of New Brunswick – Fredericton campus (see attached agenda for details).

Announcement – Membership Renewal 2016-2017

As fiscal year-end has passed, we ask that you renew your membership (or recruit anyone new!) for the 2016–2017 year. Fees have stayed the same; and, we have added an e-transfer payment option! Please see the DOCUMENTS page for a new form-fillable PDF.

Spring 2016 Annual General Business Meeting

Our Spring 2016 meeting will be the Association’s first two-day session, and we are looking to garner a regional audience alongside our Membership. With the CAAs being held in Whitehorse this year, it may be an opportunity for colleagues and professionals in the Maritime Peninsula to gather and discuss our practice before another busy field and research season. As such, we have arranged for an exciting and busy two-day session.

A draft Agenda for the two days is attached, and alongside regulatory presentations, we will be holding a roundtable discussion about the various projects our Membership are currently working on (feel free to bring something prepared, or just be prepared to talk!). Saturday morning will be a private session for the Association Membership; however, Saturday afternoon will be a public session with multiple presentations from archaeologists in the Maine/Maritimes region.

Please feel free to contact the Association (apanb.aapnb@gmail.com) with any questions you may have or requests for additional details.

As we will be providing refreshments, we ask that you kindly RSVP whether you will or will not be able to attend by email (please include RSVP in the subject line) by April 21, 2016.

See you at the end of the month! And visit us at our new web address www.apanb.com or www.apanb.ca!

 APANB ABGM Agenda April 29-30 2016

Annual General Meeting/Nominations to the Board – November 14, 2015

The Association of Professional Archaeologists of New Brunswick/L’Association des Archaeologues Professionnels du Nouveau-Brunswick will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The meeting will be held from 10am to 3:30pm (9:30am reception) and will take place in the upstairs conference room of the Soldier’s Barracks building at 463 Queen Street, in Fredericton. The Soldier’s Barracks is itself a heritage building and was the former location of the New Brunswick Archaeological Services Unit. 

Tea, coffee, and snacks will be provided as well as lunch!
Keep in mind as well that membership renewals are due and we are offering extended membership terms for any new members who join at Saturday’s meeting. We will have plenty of membership forms on-hand to fill out. As this year’s field season winds down, there are a lot of important things to discuss regarding archaeology in our region so we hope to see you all there!

Annual General Meeting May 23, 2015

Dear Members and Fellow Archaeological Professionals;

Spring has sprung and we would like to announce our upcoming Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Our location will be announced shortly and if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about topics to discuss, or if you wish to present please contact the Board at apanb.aapnb@gmail.com.

Warm regards, and hope to see you in May.

Ken Holyoke

Vice-President, Chair – Communications Committee, APANB-AAPNB

February 19th Member Update Meeting/Illustration Seminar

At our fall 2014 meeting held on November 29th, and in our communication to membership December 12, 2014, we had discussed the scheduling of a “Quarterly Update Meeting” regarding lobbying efforts to be held on January 29th, 2015.

The “Quarterly Update Meeting” will be held Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at the Alden Nowlan House/Grad House on Windsor Street, Fredericton, between 5:30-8:00 PM.

ALSO! Due to the storm last week, our Illustration Seminar hosted by Cora Woolsey has been moved to Saturday February 21, 2015, 10 AM – 4:30 PM, Annex C, UNB Fredericton Campus (see attached poster).

Archaeology Drawing Workshop



Annual General Membership and Business Meeting

Dear Members and Fellow Archaeological Professionals;

Another Fall is upon us, and another busy field season is winding down for many of our members and colleagues. As such, we are contacting you as a current member, a former member, or an archaeological professional working in, or who formerly worked in, New Brunswick, regarding the date of our upcoming Annual General Meeting at 10:00 am on November 29th, 2014 at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus, Room 224 in Fredericton, NB.

At this meeting we will be discussing and updating our membership on the recent activities and the current initiatives of the Board of Directors/Executive Committee and the Association.

Warm regards, and hope to see you later this month,

Ken Holyoke

Vice-President, APANB-AAPNB



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Coastal Erosion and Archaeology in Charlotte County, NB

Hello APANB-AAPNB Members and Supporters!

Take some time and view this presentation on Erosion and Archaeology in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, prepared and presented by Dr. David W. Black, Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology Department, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton). Feel free to share and stay tuned for more updates, including our upcoming fall general meeting!

Best Regards,

the Communication Committee