Sr. Project Archaeologist

Corey Cookson

Corey Cookson is a Sr. Project Archaeologist with Ember Archaeology. From 2013-2021 Corey was a Project Manager for our work in the Boreal forest and foothills of Alberta for our forestry and aggregate clients. 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 2021-2022, Corey left Ember to join the BC Archaeology Branch as a Heritage Resources Specialist, with a focus on archaeology compliance for the BC forestry sector. Corey decided to rejoin Ember Archaeology in 2022.

Prior to joining Ember, Corey completed his undergraduate degree in Anthropology at MacEwan University in 2009 and gained field experience working on field schools in Italy, Belize, and Nautley, British Columbia. From 2011 to 2013, Corey completed his Master of Arts degree at the University of Alberta. His thesis was a GIS analysis of village site locations in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Corey enjoys hiking, skiing, surfing, and playing hockey.