Danielle Trilford

Senior Archaeologist

Danielle has a honours and Masters (Distinction) in Anthropology from the University of Otago. She has worked as an archaeologist since 2008. She is HNZPT Section 45 approved. She is on the New Zealand Archaeological Association’s (NZAA) Executive Elect as Secretary and on Council Elect beforehand. 

She works in infrastructure, private developments, conservation, and research. She provides practical mitigation and management options focusing on site avoidance, plans suitable excavation and analysis approaches, prepares court hearing material and attendance, and community engagement. She specialises in faunal analysis. She is a competent speaker of te reo Māori.

Danielle spends voluntary hours on iwi-led kaupapa. She has worked in most parts of Aotearoa leading projects on varying site types. She taught at the University of Otago’s postgraduate field-school for several years and is the recipient of several heritage and archaeology grants.

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