About

Ember Archaeology’s approach combines reliable scientific methodology and community engagement to maximize the value of our work. For development projects, we help clients minimize the impact of their project on our cultural heritage through accurate data collection and innovative, efficient analysis. To ensure return on investment we facilitate public communication, in-depth community outreach and First Nations engagement to share the results of our work. For both industry and community clients we lean into our many years’ experience managing complex, wide-ranging projects for western Canada’s land development, energy and forestry industries.

Since we have one of the largest teams of archaeological permit holders in the province, we have the capacity to run multiple large projects simultaneously. Our clients know that we can always adapt to their changing plans and priorities, providing quick turnaround times for reporting throughout the project.  We pride ourselves on delivering strong project management and logistics expertise.

Ember Archaeology is a division of Tree Time Services. Since 2002 we’ve been committed to stewarding the landscape for future generations. We strive to balance seeking out the past with looking forward. We’re deeply passionate about our role supporting both community and industry growth, with the least amount of impact on our cultural heritage.

MISSION

We balance understanding and documenting the past with the needs of industry and community, working collaboratively to minimize impact on our cultural heritage.

VISION

Understanding the past enables us to solve problems in the present, working alongside partners, industry and community for sustainable growth.

HEALTH & SAFETY

At Ember Archaeology, we care most about our people and our partnerships. We work diligently to reduce risk, take care of each other, and contribute to wellness in the workplace.

Ember has a comprehensive health and safety program to help mitigate the risk of accident and injury for our workers and the people who work with us. We believe safety is manageable, and implementation of the SiteDocs mobile app provides real-time auditable reporting, rapid communication of H&S concerns, efficient daily summaries and short turn-around times for investigation and mitigation measures.

Clients & Partnerships

 

Alumni

 

Teresa Tremblay

Teresa joined Tree Time Services as a Project Archaeologist in 2013 bringing seven years experience in academic, government and CRM archaeology. She was a licensed archaeologist and operated her own consulting archaeology company in Ontario before moving to Alberta. From 2013 to 2019 she led historic resource management programs for a variety of projects, including large-scale forestry programs for Sundre Forest Products and Tolko Industries High Level Lumber division.  She added hundreds of sites to the archaeological inventory of the eastern slopes, and built our first digital fieldnote database.

Teresa is now an instructor at Coast Mountain College and an Archaeology Review Officer with the Ontario Government.


Reid Graham

Reid started with the Tree Time Services archaeology team seasonally in 2013, and joined permanently after completing his MA in 2014. He gained permit status in 2015 and led forestry programs in the Swan Hills and Slave Lake regions. Reid also contributed to our predictive modeling program, developing models for clients in the Slave Lake and Sundre regions, as well as experimenting with new machine learning algorithms and developing an R&D model for the University of Alberta Mattheis Research Ranch in partnership with the Institute for Prairie Archaeology.

Reid left Tree Time in 2020 for an opportunity as a Historic Resources Branch Impact Assessment Archaeologist in his home province in Manitoba.


Brittany Romano

Brittany joined the Tree Time archaeology team as a field archaeologist in spring 2014, gained permit status in 2016 and was promoted to Project Archaeologist in 2019. Brittany’s work was mostly in northern Alberta. She led forestry programs for Tolko High Level and Alberta-Pacific Forest Products, and completed a multi stage assessment of a campground for Mackenzie County.  Brittany contributed her expertise with historical archaeology and archival research to many of our projects. She also made a huge contribution to the team’s efficiency and effectiveness by keeping our work processes documented and consistent.  Brittany is passionate about public engagement and education. During her time with us she developed a school visit program, and contributed to the Fort Edmonton First Nations Experience research project.
In 2020 Brittany returned to her home province of Manitoba to take on a new role as an Impact Assessment Archaeologist with the Historic Resources Branch.


Corey Cookson

Corey joined our archaeology team fresh out of grad school at the University of Alberta. From 2013 to 2021 he progressed from a new Permit Holder to an experienced Project Archaeologist, leading projects across Alberta. One of his favorite areas was the annual historic resource management program for Weyerhaeuser Limited out of Drayton Valley. From 2017 to 2020 he added hundreds of new sites in this region.  During his time with us, Corey also wrote some of our most popular blog articles, contributed to the Archaeology Roadshow, and worked on public and community engagement projects with Fort Edmonton Park, Inuit Heritage Trust and a Metis cemetery descendent community.

In January 2021 Corey secured a position with the BC Archaeology Branch as a Historic Resources Specialist, with a focus on archaeology compliance for the BC forestry sector.