Manager, Business Development

Madeline Coleman

Madeline Coleman is the Manager of Business Development at Ember Archaeology. Madeline started as a Permit Holder with Ember Archaeology in 2013. She leads a small team handles proposals and extents Ember’s reach into new territories and sectors. Madeline also supports the team with project management and administration for large projects, as well as managing small projects within the Edmonton region. Madeline is also our key contact for Treaty 6 First Nations and a member of our Indigenous Engagement Committee.

Madeline has experience with forestry, oil and gas, aggregate, subdivisions and transportation projects.  She has field experience in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and throughout all Alberta, including extensive experience in the Slave Lake region. Madeline has permit status in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She is passionate about working with communities and groups on understanding the archaeological past within their region, while improving that understanding with learning local histories.

Madeline started her archaeology career with a field school in Manitoba, excavating a precontact campsite. She also attended a one-month field school in Lamta, Tunisia, studying and excavating an ancient Roman cemetery. Madeline received her BA Advanced in Anthropology from the University of Manitoba in 2007, and she completed her MA in Anthropology at Trent University in early 2013. Her thesis focused on animal conceptualization in Punic, Neo-Punic, and Roman North Africa. She worked as a CRM Archaeologist between her BA and MA degrees, and she has also spent time as an Archaeological Illustrator.

When she’s not working, Madeline is the treasurer for the Archaeological Society of Alberta: Edmonton Centre and co-leads the public archaeology surveys at the Brazeau Reservoir. Her interests include inspiring her toddler to love crafting and the outdoors, reading, camping, travelling, and baking.