Archaeology Notes

I am quite certain that Archaeology will be my major time sink come Cata. In preparation for its release (and my potential bid for Server First to 525), I've been keeping notes and am providing them to fellow artifact junkies.

Please note this is from an 80 Alliance perspective; phasing may be different and most flight points certainly are. (*) means this is something I've heard secondhand and have not yet verified.

I do *not* know if Heirlooms will work for 80-81; I have not yet tried.

Fragment XP

LevelBaseRestedHeirloomBoth
8011000
81695013900



Training Milestones

Level Information
1 2 fragments per survey
Dwarf, Elf, Troll, and Fossil Artifacts can be solved
75 3 fragments per survey
100 Gathering fragments no longer gives skill-ups
150Journeyman in Archaeology achievement
300 Orc and Draenei Artifacts can be solved (*)
375 Vrykul and Nerubian Artifacts can be solved (*)
525 Tol'Vir Artifacts can be solved (*)

Dig Sites

Kalimdor

LocationTypeClosest Flight Point

Ashenvale

Zoram StrandNight ElfBlackfathom Camp
Forest SongNight ElfForest Song
Ruins of Ordil'AranNight ElfBlackfathom Camp

Mount Hyjal

Ruins of Lar'donirNight ElfNordrassil
Shrine of GoldrinnNight ElfNordrassil
Grove of AessinaNight ElfWildheart Point
Scorched PlainNordrassil

Tanaris

Eastmoon RuinsTrollSouthmoon Ruins
DunemaulFossilSouthmoon Ruins
Abyssal SandsFossilGadgetzan
Southmoon RuinsTrollSouthmoon Ruins
Zul'Farrak RuinsTrollGadgetzan
Broken PillarTrollGadgetzan

Uldum

Khartut's TombTol'virRamkahen
Ruins of KhintasetTol'virRamkahen
Temple of UldumTol'virRamkahen
Ruins of AmmonRamkahen

Un'Goro

Upper Lakkari Tar PitsFossilMossy Pile
The Screaming ReachesFossilMossy Pile
Terror RunFossilMarshal's Stand

Desolace

Valley of BonesFossilDreamer's Rest
Slitherblade ShoreNight ElfEthel Rethor
Mannoroc CovenNight ElfThargad's Camp
SargeronNight ElfThunk's Abode
Kodo GraveyardFossilThargad's Camp

Azshara

Ruins of EldarathNight ElfForest's Song
Ruins of ArkkoranNight ElfForest's Song

Felwood

JadenarNight ElfWildheart Point
IronwoodNight ElfWhisperwind Grove

Winterspring

Frostwhisper GorgeNight ElfNordrassil
Lake Kel'TherilNight ElfEverlook
Owl Wing ThicketNight ElfNordrassil

Feralas

SolarsalNight ElfFeathermoon Stronghold
DarkmistNight ElfTower of Estulan
South IsildienTower of Estulan
RavenwindNight ElfDreamer's Rest

Southern Barrens

Bael ModanDwarfFort Triumph

Dustwallow Marsh

QuagmireFossilMudsprocket
WyrmbogFossilMudsprocket

Stonetalon Mountains

Uneathed GroundsFossilNorthwatch Expedition Base Camp
Stonetalon PeakThal'Darah Overlook

Darkshore

Nazj'velNight ElfBlackfathom Camp

Silithus

Southwind VillageCenarion Hold



Eastern Kingdoms

LocationTypeClosest Flight Point

Hinterlands

Aerie PeakDwarfAerie Peak
Jintha'AlorTrollStormfeather Outpost

Swamp of Sorrows

Misty Reed PostFossilNethergarde Keep

Blasted Lands

Dreadmaul Fossil FieldFossilNethergarde Keep

The Cape of Stranglethorn

Nek'mani WellspringTrollExplorers' League Digsite

Burning Steppes

Ruins of ThaurissanDwarfChiselgrip

Darkshore

Vul'Gol Fossil BankFossilRebel Camp

Vash'kir

Quel'Dormir Gardens

Twilight Highlands

Grim Batol

Western Plaguelands

Felstone FieldFossilChillwind Camp

Badlands

Ulduman Entrance Digsite

Searing Gorge

Grimsilte Worksite


Northrend

LocationTypeClosest Flight Point

Borean Tundra

TalramasNerubianFizzcrank Airstrip

Icecrown

Njorndar Village DigsiteVrykulZim'Torga

Dragonblight

Pit of NarjunNerubianStars' Rest
Moonrest Gardens DigsiteStars' Rest

Storm Peaks

Sifreldar VillageVrykulK3

Zul'Drak

Zol'HebTrollThe Argent Stand
Altar of SseratusTrollThe Argent Stand

Grizzly Hills

VoldruneVrykulAmberpine Lodge

Howling Fjord

HalgrindVrykulValgarde
WyrmskullVrykulValgarde