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 Hanna Pageau

Hanna Pageau

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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 represents SHARE as the PGR Tutor Representative and also sits as a member of the Postgraduate Executive Committee run through the Student Union via the office of the VP for Postgraduates. As well for the 2021-2022 school year she is involved with helping to demonstrate the Discovering Archaeology lab and as a seminar lead for Projecting the Past.


Diddordebau ymchwil

  • 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


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 ::

  • Discovering Archaeology (2020-21 :: Assessment and Marking, 2021-22:: Lab Demonstrator, Assessment and Marking)

  • Projecting the Past (2021-22 :: Seminar Lead, Assessment and Marking)

Traethawd ymchwil

Inhabiting Islands: Stock and Sustainability in the Western Scottish Isles

            The Hebrides, located off of the west-northwestern coast of Scotland, have been inhabited since the middle and late Mesolithic – with some variations on each of the isles. While the early human inhabitants of the archipelago during the Mesolithic appear to have been hunter-gatherers, later Neolithic migrations brought both domesticated (cows, pigs, Caprines) and wild (Red Deer) species to the islands. Their ability to thrive and sustain populations on the isles, particularly in reference to their exploitation of Red Deer, is unique in many ways amongst the British Isles.

Insular environments - such as islands and archipelagos - provide a unique opportunity for study of biological specimens, whether living or in the archaeological record, and the robust dataset available for the Scottish Hebrides provides an equally unique possibility for a large-scale study. Examining such a project and producing a methodology of how to use the available data is only the beginning. Further work on the archipelago to fill in gaps in our knowledge about life on the Hebrides over the centuries is an essential move in Scottish Archaeology.


James Hegarty

Yr Athro James Hegarty

Reader in Indian Religions