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Hanna Marie Pageau is an osteoarchaeologist that has worked with both human and animal remains, though now largely focuses on zooarchaeology. She received her BA (dualing in Anthropology and Media Arts) from DePaul University in Chicago (with Dr. Jane Eva Baxter and Dr. Michael Gregory) and completed her MA degree (in Anthropology) at SUNY Albany in Albany, New York. Her masters thesis was a site analysis on an original Schenectady Stockade property that once held a private residence that eventually became the Dutch Reform Church's pastor residence before it was demolished, which gave her the opportunity to run her first field school.

Ms. Pageau's current work - in and outside of her thesis - focuses on mammalian adaptation, ethics in digital spaces, and making archaeology more accessible (in particular, for disabled students and researchers).

Currently Ms. Pageau sits on the Cardiff University Students' Union Scrutiny Committee and was elected to serve as this year's NUS Liberation Disabled Delegate. For the 2023-24 school year she will be serving the SU as the Students with Disabilities officer.

They also participate in the delivering of several courses within SHARE: Archaeology of Britain (demonstrator, assessor), Discovering Archaeology (demonstrator, assessor), Projecrting the Past (lecturer, seminar lead, assessor), World Full of Gods (seminar lead, assessor).


  • Zooarchaeology
  • Adaptation and Evolution
  • Island Biogeography and Niche Environments
  • Dental Anthropology (with a focus on evolution of the molar and microwear in humans and animals)
  • Public/Community Archaeology
  • Digital Heritage
    • Outreach
    • Use of Digital Spaces
    • Digital Ethics
    • Memory and Fantasy in Media


Inhabiting Islands: Stock and Sustainability in the Western Scottish Isles


Ms. Pageau previously worked as an adjunct lecturer at Schenectady County Community College during her Masters program. She worked in the Archaeology (non-credit) program that grants a Community Archaeology Certificate and taught, designed, or helped with the following courses ::

  • Becoming Human (Spring 2016)                                                         Instructor, Course Designer
  • Archaeological Field Methods (Spring 2016)                                                          Field Assistant
  • Archaeological Field School for Kids (Summer 2016)                   Instructor, Co-Course Designer
  • Archaeology Research (On-Going Independent Credits)                                                Instructor
  • Interpreting Animal Remains (Fall 2016)                                            Instructor, Course Designer
  • History of Human Burials (Online, Cancelled)                                    Instructor, Course Designer

While at Cardiff, Ms. Pageau has contributed guest talks and lectuers in the following modules or events ::

  • Zooarchaeology (Fall 2019 :: MSc Course :: Regarding her research and metric analysis on faunal remains. 2020-21SY :: Metric Analysis in Zooarchaeology.)
  • Bioarchaeology (2020-21SY :: UG Course :: Two part talk on Climate Change and Archaeology.)
  • Cardiff Archaeology's 100th Anniversary 'Tiny Talks' (Summer 2020 :: Outreach Event :: Regarding scientific outreach and ethics in digital spaces such as Animal Crossing.)

As a Postgraduate Tutor within SHARE, Ms. Pageau has been involved with the following courses ::

  • Archaeology of Britain (2021-22 :: Seminar Lead, Assessment and Marking, 2022-23 :: Plenary Demonstrator, Assessment and Marking)
  • Discovering Archaeology (2020-21 :: Assessment and Marking, 2021-23:: Lab Demonstrator, Assessment and Marking)
  • Projecting the Past (2021-23 :: Seminar Lead, Assessment and Marking, 2022-23 :: Lecturer)
  • World Full of Gods (2022-23 :: Seminar Lead, Assessment and Marking)

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