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Wild Archaeology

The archaeological record of the First Peoples of North America is scattered, fragmented, and could be lost forever. Guided by Indigenous archaeologist, Dr. Rudy Reimer (Squamish), and two adventure loving co-hosts Jenifer Brousseau (Ojibway/French) and Jacob Pratt (Dakota/ Saulteaux), we are taken on a quest through the mountains, waterways, plains, and Arctic landscapes of Canada's ancient archaeological record to discover first-hand the untold story of the original peoples of North America. For the first time in archaeological history twelve thousand years of human inhabitation of this land is vividly brought to life through thirteen episodes of Wild Archaeology.

  • Land of the Giants
    Tuesday, December 1
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob fly to Whitehorse to learn from an esteemed Paleontologist about wooly mammoths.
  • Land of the Giants
    Saturday, December 5
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob fly to Whitehorse to learn from an esteemed Paleontologist about wooly mammoths.
  • Little John
    Tuesday, December 8
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob get acquainted with camp life at Little John and participate in their first Wild Archaeology dig.
  • Little John
    Saturday, December 12
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob get acquainted with camp life at Little John and participate in their first Wild Archaeology dig.
  • Inuvialuit
    Tuesday, December 15
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob go to Richards Island, NWT on their first solo mission.
  • Inuvialuit
    Saturday, December 19
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob go to Richards Island, NWT on their first solo mission.
  • Arctic In Peril
    Tuesday, December 22
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob continue to work on the excavation of an Inuvialuit cruciform house.
  • Arctic In Peril
    Saturday, December 26
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob continue to work on the excavation of an Inuvialuit cruciform house.
  • Lost Worlds
    Tuesday, December 29
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Tobermory, Ont., Rudy and Jacob participate in their first underwater archaeological expedition.
  • Lost Worlds
    Saturday, January 2
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Tobermory, Ont., Rudy and Jacob participate in their first underwater archaeological expedition.
  • Turtle Island
    Tuesday, January 5
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen reconnects with her family at the Serpent River pow wow in Ontario; the team explores a quartzite quarry on Manitoulin Island.
  • Turtle Island
    Saturday, January 9
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen reconnects with her family at the Serpent River pow wow in Ontario; the team explores a quartzite quarry on Manitoulin Island.
  • Central Coast, B.C.
    Tuesday, January 12
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    The team flies up the spectacular Central Coast of B.C. to Calvert Island, Bella Bella.
  • Central Coast, B.C.
    Saturday, January 16
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    The team flies up the spectacular Central Coast of B.C. to Calvert Island, Bella Bella.
  • Helltsuk Nuyems
    Tuesday, January 19
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Dr. Rudy sends Jen and Jacob on unique information gathering missions.
  • Helltsuk Nuyems
    Saturday, January 23
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Dr. Rudy sends Jen and Jacob on unique information gathering missions.
  • The Big Kill
    Tuesday, January 26
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Alberta, the team meets with Piikani elder Dr. Reg Crowshoe to learn about the relationship between buffalo and the ancient people of the prairies.
  • The Big Kill
    Saturday, January 30
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Alberta, the team meets with Piikani elder Dr. Reg Crowshoe to learn about the relationship between buffalo and the ancient people of the prairies.
  • Innu of Sheshatshiu
    Tuesday, February 2
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Wild Archaeology team fly across the country to the Labrador interior at Sheshatshiu, where they work with archaeologist Scott Neilson.
  • Innu of Sheshatshiu
    Saturday, February 6
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Wild Archaeology team fly across the country to the Labrador interior at Sheshatshiu, where they work with archaeologist Scott Neilson.

 

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  • The Wild People Ikce Wicastapi
    Saturday, November 28
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Indigenous archaeologist Dr. Rudy Reimer meets co-hosts, Jenifer and Jacob, at his lab at S.F.U., where he outlines their first mission: to explore the southern B.C. alpine to learn about Squamish oral tradition and search for ancient artifacts from Rudy's ancestral territory: home of the Wild People or Smaylilh. Jacob and Jen take a crash course in archaeological survey but which one of them will make the first big find?
  • Arctic In Peril
    Friday, November 27
    6:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob continue to work on the excavation of an Inuvialuit cruciform house.
  • Inuvialuit
    Friday, November 27
    6:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob go to Richards Island, NWT on their first solo mission.
  • Little John
    Friday, November 27
    5:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob get acquainted with camp life at Little John and participate in their first Wild Archaeology dig.
  • Land of the Giants
    Friday, November 27
    5:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Jen and Jacob fly to Whitehorse to learn from an esteemed Paleontologist about wooly mammoths.
  • The Wild People Ikce Wicastapi
    Friday, November 27
    4:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Indigenous archaeologist Dr. Rudy Reimer meets co-hosts, Jenifer and Jacob, at his lab at S.F.U., where he outlines their first mission: to explore the southern B.C. alpine to learn about Squamish oral tradition and search for ancient artifacts from Rudy's ancestral territory: home of the Wild People or Smaylilh. Jacob and Jen take a crash course in archaeological survey but which one of them will make the first big find?
  • The Wild People Ikce Wicastapi
    Tuesday, November 24
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Indigenous archaeologist Dr. Rudy Reimer meets co-hosts, Jenifer and Jacob, at his lab at S.F.U., where he outlines their first mission: to explore the southern B.C. alpine to learn about Squamish oral tradition and search for ancient artifacts from Rudy's ancestral territory: home of the Wild People or Smaylilh. Jacob and Jen take a crash course in archaeological survey but which one of them will make the first big find?
  • Inuit of Rigolet, Part Two
    Saturday, November 21
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Wild Archaeology team returns to the Inuit excavation site at Double Mer in Rigolet, where Jen and Jacob make very special discoveries.
  • Inuit of Rigolet, Part Two
    Tuesday, November 17
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Wild Archaeology team returns to the Inuit excavation site at Double Mer in Rigolet, where Jen and Jacob make very special discoveries.
  • Inuit of Rigolet, Part One
    Saturday, November 14
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Rudy, Jen and Jacob join Lisa Rankin on the Atlantic coast of Labrador.
  • Inuit of Rigolet, Part One
    Tuesday, November 10
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Rudy, Jen and Jacob join Lisa Rankin on the Atlantic coast of Labrador.
  • Innu of Sheshatshiu
    Saturday, November 7
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Wild Archaeology team fly across the country to the Labrador interior at Sheshatshiu, where they work with archaeologist Scott Neilson.
  • Innu of Sheshatshiu
    Tuesday, November 3
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Wild Archaeology team fly across the country to the Labrador interior at Sheshatshiu, where they work with archaeologist Scott Neilson.
  • The Big Kill
    Saturday, October 31
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Alberta, the team meets with Piikani elder Dr. Reg Crowshoe to learn about the relationship between buffalo and the ancient people of the prairies.
  • The Big Kill
    Tuesday, October 27
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Alberta, the team meets with Piikani elder Dr. Reg Crowshoe to learn about the relationship between buffalo and the ancient people of the prairies.
  • Helltsuk Nuyems
    Saturday, October 24
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Dr. Rudy sends Jen and Jacob on unique information gathering missions.
  • Helltsuk Nuyems
    Tuesday, October 20
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Dr. Rudy sends Jen and Jacob on unique information gathering missions.
  • Central Coast, B.C.
    Saturday, October 17
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    The team flies up the spectacular Central Coast of B.C. to Calvert Island, Bella Bella.
  • Central Coast, B.C.
    Tuesday, October 13
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    The team flies up the spectacular Central Coast of B.C. to Calvert Island, Bella Bella.
  • Turtle Island
    Saturday, October 10
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen reconnects with her family at the Serpent River pow wow in Ontario; the team explores a quartzite quarry on Manitoulin Island.
  • Turtle Island
    Tuesday, October 6
    1:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Jen reconnects with her family at the Serpent River pow wow in Ontario; the team explores a quartzite quarry on Manitoulin Island.
  • Lost Worlds
    Saturday, October 3
    7:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Tobermory, Ont., Rudy and Jacob participate in their first underwater archaeological expedition.