2019–Present – Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
2016–2019 – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
2015–2016 – Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Bates College
2015 PhD, University of Connecticut, Anthropology
2011 MA, University of New Brunswick, Anthropology
2009 BA (summa cum laude), University of Maine, Anthropology
Gabe Hrynick is an archaeologist specializing in the study of coastal hunter-gatherers, especially their domestic and ritual structures and spaces. Dr. Hrynick’s major field program is an ongoing study of coastal sites in Maine and Atlantic Canada, spanning the Terminal Archaic to the Protohistoric period.
One central theme of this work is elucidating the Late Maritime Woodland to Protohistoric transition, particularly the ways in which Wabanaki peoples engaged in complex relationships over long distances with Europeans and Indigenous peoples. This research is currently funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Prior to joining UNB, Dr. Hrynick worked in academic, museum, and CRM contexts, and has supervised research on projects dating from the Palaeoindian period to the Pequot War. He maintains broad research, teaching, and graduate supervisory interests in Northeastern archaeology and ethnohistory, as well as hunter-gatherer studies. He is an elected fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.