Archaeologist - Team Lead

Fallon Hardie

Fallon is an Archaeologist and Team Lead for Ember Archaeology. She joined the team during her undergrad in September of 2020. At Ember, Fallon supports the successful completion of projects by leading and directing field crews. Her diverse experience throughout the Interior Plateau and Sub-Arctic regions of British Columbia, as well as the Boreal and Foothills regions of Alberta, has attributed to her keen ability to navigate the wilderness while completing historic resource impact assessments and mitigations. During the off-season, Fallon is responsible for assisting Permit and Project Archaeologists with artifact cataloguing, photography, data cleanup, and report writing.

Fallon received her Bachelor of Arts from MacEwan University in 2022, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Earth Sciences. with Her main areas of focus were Geomorphology, Quaternary Environments, Zooarchaology, Oseteology, and Applied Anthropology: Community Based Design. During her undergrad she was Vice President of the MacEwan Anthropology Student Society (M.A.S.S) and volunteered with professors at the Telus World of Science for community engagement activities. Fallon participated in University of New Brunswick’s 2019 bioarchaeology field school, where she joined a team of dedicated researchers, students, Parks Canada professionals, and the local Mi’kmaw community to excavate an 18th century (1713-1768) cemetery on Rochefort Point, Louisbourg. Fallon has participated in numerous other excavations, including a research project with Taiga Heritage Consulting, Grand Prairie, AB, and the Dene Tha’ community of Chateh, AB. Fallon has also completed many impact assessments and mitigations for various industry clients.

Fallon is currently working towards achieving Field Directorship status for the Interior Plateau of British Columbia, and has plans to continue her education and obtain a Masters degree. This will not only increase her knowledge base, but also progress her career by allowing her to hold archaeological research permits in Alberta. Her favourite part of cultural resource management is roaming through various environments and observing the land-use dynamics between prehistoric/modern humans, animals, and the ever-changing natural resource industries… and catching frogs, of course! In her personal time, she can be found running/playing/training with her German Shepherd, playing her violin, watching live music, immersed in a wood carving, hyper-fixating on an oil pastel sketch, playing video games, or wandering around outside meticulously collecting shells, feathers, or cool-looking rocks.