UNDERSTANDING OUR PAST. REDEFINING THE FUTURE.

Like a small ember reigniting a campfire, heritage has the power to light our way forward. We work with industry and community to understand the past and solve problems in the present, creating sustainable growth alongside our partners.

INDUSTRY

Ember Archaeology helps clients minimize their impact in the places they work. We are one of the largest teams of archaeology permit-holders in Alberta, partnered with foresters, biologists and IT experts. Our team delivers unrivaled reliability, efficiency and adaptability at every step.

Community

Unearthing the past doesn’t only capture imaginations. It also provides an extraordinary chance to understand the human experience. From community and youth archaeology to municipal heritage plans, our goal is to connect people of all ages and backgrounds to the past through customized programming.

By Brian Leslie

June 22, 2022

PRESS RELEASE – CPDFN / Ember Joint Venture

Today, Ember Archaeology announces its joint venture partnership with Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation (CPDFN), as an important step to helping CPDFN regain stewardship of their ancestral cultural and material remains. This partnership is structured around an approach for Indigenous engagement that is proactive and long-term. The new joint venture business area includes the Regional

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By Fallon Hardie

February 3, 2023

Lanceolate Bifaces of The Interior Plateau, BC

Spear Points in the Forest In the summer of 2022, archaeologists Braedy Chapman and Fallon Hardie conducted archaeological impact assessments (AIA’s) on emergency wildfire rehabilitation developments. These developments were constructed to manage the spread and impact of wildfire throughout the Interior Plateau of British Columbia. Long stretches of forest have been scraped or bladed to

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By Angela Younie

April 21, 2022

Glossary Series – Beaver River Sandstone

Beaver River Sandstone is a stone used for flintknapping that was found in two major quarries near Fort McKay in northern Alberta. It can appear in all shades of grey and brownish grey, with small embedded crystals of medium to dark grey quartz (called “inclusions”). Depending on where it was quarried, it can range from

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PHILOSOPHY

We believe in working collaboratively and openly, so that stories of the past are learned and shared. We learn these stories from artifacts and the other evidence left by those who’ve gone before us.

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What we’ve learned

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