Tyrel Kobes

Email: tyrel.kobes@shaw.ca

M.A.: SFU Heritage Resource Management M.A. Candidate

B.A.: University of Lethbridge (BSc, 2015)

Others Credentials: Field Archaeological Supervisor, Director of Logistics, Development and Safety- Arrow Archaeology Limited.           

Supervisor: Dr. David Burley           

Research Areas: Geoarchaeology, Zooarchaeology, Plains Archaeology, Archaeometry

Introduction:

I’ve worked in CRM for 7 years now and am very excited to continue with my archaeological education. I live in Lethbridge, Alberta where I completed my Undergraduate Degree and travel plenty for work (Mainly in Saskatchewan). I spend my free time hiking/ exploring outdoors with my girlfriend and dog, kayaking, fishing, and writing. I have a keen interest in archaeology and cultural resource management and want to continue my education in order to better aid in heritage preservation.

M.A. Research:

The goal of this investigation is to understand how humans used the valley, exploited its diversity of resources and to search for evidence of interaction of possibly different ethnic and linguistic groups in a time of increasing populations in what is now southeastern Saskatchewan. Specifically, the goal is to assess evidence for particular archaeologically defined cultures and examine cultural practices, precisely those most notably related to subsistence and habitation. Further, the study will examine site distribution and the geomorphological evolution of the Qu’ Appelle river valley and the effect of this on archaeological preservation and visibility.

Other Activities:

Kayaking, Fishing, Writing, Hiking, Educational Trip Arrangements/ Leading, Volunteering, Cooking, Landscaping, Woodworking, the list goes on.

Publications: 

·         (Boras, D., Kobes, T., Mirau, N.) Heritage Resource Impact Assessment: CP Belle Plaine Spur Monitoring and Belle Plaine Spur A Survey R.M. of Dufferin. Lethbridge, Alberta.

·         (Boras, D., Kobes, T.) Heritage Resource Impact Assessment: Raging River Exploration Wellsites and Access Roads, Final Report. Lethbridge, Alberta.

·         (Boras, D., Kobes T.) Historic Resource Impact Assessment: Odland Pipeline 524-14 (11R) Main Extension, Final Report. Lethbridge, Alberta.

·         (Boras, D., Kobes T.) Historic Resource Impact Assessment: Castle Valley Campground and Recreation Area, Final Report. Lethbridge, Alberta

·         (Boras, D., Kobes, T.) Heritage Resource Impact Assessment: Teine Lease Wellsite and Access Roads, Final Report. Lethbridge, Alberta.

·         (Boras, D., Kobes, T., Mirau, N.) Historic Resource Impact Assessment: Altalink Medicine Hat-138 Transmission Line Extension, Final Report. Lethbridge, Alberta.

·         (Boras, D., Kobes, T.) Heritage Resource Impact Assessment: Astra 13-20 Wellsite and Access Roads, Final Report. Lethbridge, Alberta.

·         (Boras, D., Kobes, T.) Heritage Resource Impact Assessment: Husky Oil Operation Limited- Spruce Lake Pipeline and Extension, Final Report. Lethbridge, Alberta.

·         (Kobes, T., Mirau, N.) Heritage Resource Impact Assessment: Husky Oil Operations Limited- North Saskatchewan River Intake and Pipeline Final Report. Lethbridge, Alberta.

·         (Kobes, T., Mirau, N., Riley, M.) Historic and Paleontological Resource Impact Assessment Husky Oil Operations Limited- LLB Pipeline, Access Roads, and Main Line Extension, Final Report (In Progress). Lethbridge, Alberta. 

Journal papers and book chapters: 

  • (Berry, M., Kobes, T.) Riding the Rails: A Discussion of Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction and Geomorphological Setting in Southern Saskatchewan Railway Development Projects. (In Progress). Lethbridge, Alberta.
  • (Johnson, D., Kobes, T., Mirau, N.) Johnson, D.) Entomological Archaeology: A Discussion of the Presence of Nicrophorus Arthropods in Processing and Kill-Sites. (In Progress).  Lethbridge, Alberta. 
Conference Presentations: 

2017 (Kobes T.)  Historical Resource Management Processes and Requirements for Class-1 Pipeline Development and Prime Contractor Legislative Obligations (Oral Presentation).  Husky Oil Operations Limited Heritage Contractors Invitational and Autumn Leaves. Lloydminster, Ab.

2017 (Kobes, T.) Heritage Resource Management processes and requirements for Conventional Oil and Gas Development Projects in Saskatchewan (Oral Presentation). Weyburn Oil Show. Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

2016 (Kobes, T., Mirau, N.)  Archaeological Sites of a Special Nature (SSN) and their impacts on Development and Reclamation Projects in the North Saskatchewan River Valley (Oral Presentation) Husky Oil Operations Limited Contractors Invitational. Lloydminster, Sk.

2015 (Kobes, T., Mirau, N.) Business Ethics, Due-Diligence, and Legislative Requirements in Cultural Resource Management (Oral Presentation). Husky Oil Operations Limited Contractors Invitational. Calgary, Ab.

2015 (Kobes, T. Mirau, N.) The Meaning of Cultural Resource Management in Modern Development Projects, and Archaeological Preservation (Oral Presentation). Summit Liability Solutions Marketing Invitational. Calgary, Ab. 

Images:

Shovel Test documentation in southern Saskatchewan. 

Historic Firearm documentation and analysis for the Cody Museum

Surveying and hiking at Writing-On-Stone National Park

Excavations at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump with the Royal Alberta Museum

Winter Survey (-35°C) north of Medicine Hat, Ab. 

Crew Shot during survey of Oil and Gas project on the North Saskatchewan River east of Lloydminster, Sk. 

Crew Shot during paleontological survey north of Lethbridge, Ab.