Nicole F. Smith

Archaeologist, Educator, Speaker


Nicole is regularly hired to work on archaeological projects as a researcher, consultant, teacher or educator. She is also hired as a speaker by schools, museums, and organizations interested in learning more about archaeology. 


CRM, archaeological survey, AOA, AIA, mitigation, and climate change adaptation strategies for cultural heritage.


Collaborates on research projects with universities, First Nations, governments, and research institutes. 



Archaeology and cultural resource management training for First Nations and university undergraduate students. 


Contributor, presenter, keynotes and panellist for organizations and media.


In-class presentations, teacher Pro-D workshops, and teacher resources.

About Nicole

Nicole Smith is an archaeologist, educator, speaker, and author. Over the last 2 decades, research and fieldwork have taken her to Haida Gwaii, the Discovery Islands, western and southern Vancouver Island, Great Bear Rainforest, Northwest Territories, and most recently to Tierra del Fuego in southernmost Argentina. She has worked with over 20 First Nations communities throughout coastal BC and various colleagues to broaden the knowledge about coastal heritage sites; especially clam gardens and archaeological sites over 10,000 years old. Her teams’ results have been published internationally and recognized in the media including by the BBC, CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, and Hakai Magazine. Nicole’s first book for youth, Dig Deep: Connecting Archaeology, Oceans and Us will be published by Orca Book Publishers in March 2023.