© A.H.B.I. Associates Inc.

About Us

A.H.B.I. Associates Inc. is a family owned and operated business based in Ontario, Canada. Co-founded in the 1980s by Canadian archaeologist, Dr. James V. Wright, we have provided a variety of archaeology and history related services for more than thirty years; including: Archaeological Site Excavation Archaeological Survey Archival Research Artifact Cataloguing Botanical Identification Heritage Book Design Interpretive Writing Library Research Plaque Design Report Writing Soil Flotation

Joyce M. Wright, PhD

Born   into   a   family   of   archaeologists,   some   of   Joyce’s   earliest   memories   are   of   star-gazing   from   a   tent   window   on   a mid-14th-century   archaeological   site   in   Bruce   County,   catching   and   cleaning   smelt   near   the   ancient   fishing   weirs   of the   Lake   Simcoe   and   Lake   Couchiching   Narrows   and   using   stone   artifacts   to   make   a   corn   pancake   (destined   for   a museum exhibit) just as the ancestors did half a millennia ago. Joyce    caught    the    family    archaeology    bug    and    completed    a    PhD    in    Anthropology,    specializing    in    Canadian archaeology,   at   McGill   University   where   she   considers   herself   exceedingly   fortunate   to   have   been   the   late   Dr.   Bruce G.   Trigger’s   last   student.   Her   particular   areas   of   interest   are   past   meaning   and   popularizing   what   is   known   about Canada’s past for the benefit of a general audience.

Dawn M. Wright

After   working   as   an   aircraft   mechanic   with   the   Royal   Canadian   Naval   Reserves   and   in   the   education   field,   Dawn’s life-long   interest   in   plants   led   her   to   the   formal   study   of   horticulture   and,   subsequently,   to   the   establishment   of   an organic market garden. Meanwhile,    assisting    her    archaeologist    husband    on    his    many    expeditions    and    research    projects,    she    gained enviable   field   experience   in   archaeological   survey   and   excavation   which   ultimately   led   to   her   being   hired   by   Dr. James   F.   Pendergast   to   oversee   the   excavation   of   what   is   still   one   of   the   largest   archaeological   site   excavations   in Ontario. Inevitably,   Dawn’s   plant   and   archaeological   interests   coalesced   in   a   focus   on   archaeobotany,   the   study   of   plants   as they   were   used   by   people   in   the   past.   She   was   involved   in   one   of   the   very   first   applications   of   the   flotation   method in   Ontario,   a   practice   she   has   overseen   on   several   occasions   since.   Over   the   course   of   many   years,   she   has compiled   a   herbarium   and   comparative   seed   collection   that   includes   both   carbonized   and   uncarbonized   seed samples.   Most   recently,   she   has   been   instrumental   in   establishing   Botanical   Supplies,   a   Canadian   herbarium supply company ( www.botanicalsupplies.ca ).
© A.H.B.I. Associates Inc.

About Us

A.H.B.I. Associates Inc. is a family owned and operated business based in Ontario, Canada. Co-founded in the 1980s by Canadian archaeologist, Dr. James V. Wright, we have provided a variety of archaeology and history related services for more than thirty years; including: Archaeological Site Excavation Archaeological Survey Archival Research Artifact Cataloguing Botanical Identification Heritage Book Design Interpretive Writing Library Research Plaque Design Report Writing Soil Flotation

Joyce M. Wright, PhD

Born   into   a   family   of   archaeologists,   some   of   Joyce’s   earliest   memories are     of     star-gazing     from     a     tent     window     on     a     mid-14th-century archaeological   site   in   Bruce   County,   catching   and   cleaning   smelt   near the    ancient    fishing    weirs    of    the    Lake    Simcoe    and    Lake    Couchiching Narrows   and   using   stone   artifacts   to   make   a   corn   pancake   (destined   for a museum exhibit) just as the ancestors did half a millennia ago. Joyce    caught    the    family    archaeology    bug    and    completed    a    PhD    in Anthropology,   specializing   in   Canadian   archaeology,   at   McGill   University where   she   considers   herself   exceedingly   fortunate   to   have   been   the   late Dr.   Bruce   G.   Trigger’s   last   student.   Her   particular   areas   of   interest   are past   meaning   and   popularizing   what   is   known   about   Canada’s   past   for the benefit of a general audience.

Dawn M. Wright

After   working   as   an   aircraft   mechanic   with   the   Royal   Canadian   Naval Reserves   and   in   the   education   field,   Dawn’s   life-long   interest   in   plants led   her   to   the   formal   study   of   horticulture   and,   subsequently,   to   the establishment of an organic market garden. Meanwhile,     assisting     her     archaeologist     husband     on     his     many expeditions   and   research   projects,   she   gained   enviable   field   experience in    archaeological    survey    and    excavation    which    ultimately    led    to    her being   hired   by   Dr.   James   F.   Pendergast   to   oversee   the   excavation   of what is still one of the largest archaeological site excavations in Ontario. Inevitably,    Dawn’s    plant    and    archaeological    interests    coalesced    in    a focus    on    archaeobotany,    the    study    of    plants    as    they    were    used    by people   in   the   past.   She   was   involved   in   one   of   the   very   first   applications of    the    flotation    method    in    Ontario,    a    practice    she    has    overseen    on several    occasions    since.    Over    the    course    of    many    years,    she    has compiled   a   herbarium   and   comparative   seed   collection   that   includes both   carbonized   and   uncarbonized   seed   samples.   Most   recently,   she has   been   instrumental   in   establishing   Botanical   Supplies,   a   Canadian herbarium supply company ( www.botanicalsupplies.ca ).