Who We Are

Our team of professional licensed archaeologists, researchers and technicians provides a range of expertise to respond to both small and large assessments or heritage research projects.

Jeff Earl, M. Soc. Sc., Principal

Jeff Earl received an Honours B.A. in Classics from Carleton University and completed an M.Soc.Sc. in Industrial Archaeology at the Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham, U.K.

Jeff has participated in archaeological research and cultural resource management projects in Ontario and the West Midlands in the U.K. for more than 20 years.  Since 1992 he has directed over 120 Stage 1 through 4 archaeological assessments in Ontario.  He has an extensive knowledge of the historic period cultural chronology of eastern Ontario with a particular understanding of industrial development. Jeff has an expertise in the excavation and interpretation of complex urban and industrial sites.

Jeff holds a professional archaeological consulting licence (P031) with MTCS.

Brenda Kennett, M.A., Principal

Brenda Kennett received an Honours B.A. in Anthropology (Archaeology and Physical Anthropology) from McMaster University and completed an M.A. in Anthropology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, specializing in Arctic Archaeology.

Brenda has participated in archaeological research and cultural resource management projects in Ontario, Newfoundland, the Canadian Arctic and Sub-Arctic, Greenland and Chile.  Over the past 24 years she has directed more than 100 Stage 1 through 4 archaeological assessments in Ontario and has developed an extensive knowledge of the pre-contact and historic period cultural chronology of  eastern Ontario.

Brenda holds a professional archaeological consulting licence (P030) with MTCS.

Adam Pollock, M.A., Staff Archaeologist

Adam Pollock received an Honours B.A. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from Trent University and completed an M.A. in Anthropology (Maya Archaeology) also at Trent.

Adam is a professional archaeologist and Staff Archaeologist with Past Recovery Archaeological Services Inc.  He has participated in archaeological research and cultural resource management projects in Ontario and Belize for more than ten years and has directed over 50 Stage 1 through 4 archaeological assessments. Adam has an extensive knowledge of both the pre-Contact and historic period cultural chronology of eastern Ontario and has expertise in the interpretation and implementation of the 2011 Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists (Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport).

Adam holds a professional archaeological consulting licence (P336) with MTCS.

Andy Snetsinger, M.A., Staff Archaeologist

Andrew Snetsinger received an Honours B.Sc. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from Trent University and completed an M.A. in Anthropology (Maya Archaeology and Bioarchaeology) also at Trent.

Andy has participated in archaeological research and cultural resource management projects in Ontario and Belize for the past eight years. He has prepared reports for 20 Stage 1 through 4 archaeological assessments and has been a field archaeologist for 14 Stage 2 through 4 archaeological assessments.  Andy is developing his knowledge of both the pre-Contact and historic period cultural chronology of eastern Ontario and has expertise in the excavation and analysis of human remains.

Caitlyn Howard, B.A., Staff Archaeologist

Caitlyn Howard received an Honours B.A. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from the University of New Brunswick and has a diploma in Heritage Carpentry and Joinery from Algonquin College.

Since 2009 Caitlyn has participated in archaeological research and cultural resource management projects in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Prior to joining Past Recovery, Caitlyn worked primarily on pre-Contact period archaeological sites in northern and southern Ontario.  More recently, Caitlyn has been developing her understanding of historic building practices and materials of Ontario, as well as her knowledge of historic period cultural material.

Caitlyn holds an applied archaeological research licence (R1074) with MTCS.

Shyong En Pan, B. Sc., Archaeological Technician

Shyong En Pan received an Honours B.Sc. in Biology and Medical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario and completed a post-degree module in Bioarchaeology also at U.W.O. He is working towards finishing the Geographic Information Systems Seneca college certificate to increase his competency in GIS and also database management.

Starting in 2011, Shyong has contributed to over 50 Stage 1 through 4 archaeological assessments in Ontario where he continues to develop a familiarity with the pre-contact and euro-canadian cultural chronology of eastern Ontario. Shyong also has a biological background with a specific interest in faunal identification. By volunteering for the Palaeobiology department at the Canadian Museum of Nature he continues to improve his archaeological collection management and zooarchaeological skills.