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Archaeology

An archaeologist digging up an artifact

You're interested in the wonders buried underground? Archaeology is not so simple. It's not all treasure and glory. Sometimes you have to enter dangerous relics filled with monsters, or solve difficult ancient mechanisms.
Robin
Service archaeologist merchant

Archaeology is a feature that allows archaeologists to dig up, identify, and trade in ancient artifacts for archaeology tokens. An Archaeology Pickaxe and the Identification Tool Set are necessary to cultivate and examine artifacts.

As ruled by the Archaeology Association, in order to protect the historical ruins, archaeologists can only dig up 100 times per day. This limit resets at midnight Eastern Standard Time. An Archaeologist's Honor buff is provided to track the number of times archaeologists have dug up and identified an item.

Dig sitesEdit

Dig site

Yellow sparkles indicate an artifact is found underneath.

Dig sites are located around the vicinity of an Archaeologist Merchant. Each map contains at most three dig sites, with each area only available on certain days.

Ancient artifacts

An ancient artifact found after digging it up

On open dig sites, the area will have certain spots radiating yellow sparkles on the ground. An artifact can be dug up on these spots when using the pickaxe. Once the artifact is dug up, the archaeologist can identify it by choosing one of the three available tools that correspond to the color of the glow.

Open dig sitesEdit

Map Schedule
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Banner Port Skandia
Port Skandia
X:544, Y:575
Wisp
X:309, Y:666
Energized Crystal
X:272, Y:464
Chinaware
Banner Helonia Coast
Helonia Coast
X:666, Y:306
Animal Bones
X:374, Y:578
Marine Fossils
X:341, Y:279
Stone Tablet
Banner Crescent Hill
Crescent Hill
X:443, Y:495
Pottery Shard
X:269, Y:791
Handcrafted Relic
X:774, Y:621
Treasure
Banner Cactakara Forest
Cactakara Forest
X:517, Y:550
Chinaware
X:550, Y:180
Treasure
X:157, Y:619
Wisp
Banner Demarech Mines
Demarech Mines
X:820, Y:426
Animal Bones
X:267, Y:688
Pottery Shard
X:371, Y:279
Stone Tablet
Banner Triatio Highlands
Triatio Highlands
X:106, Y:779
Rare Mineral
X:287, Y:152
Cultural Relic
X:626, Y:536
Cultural Relic
Banner Candeo Marsh
Candeo Marsh
X:737, Y:697
Pottery Shard
X:328, Y:172
Treasure
X:260, Y:773
Stone Tablet
Banner Ventos Prairie
Ventos Prairie
X:771, Y:846
Chinaware
X:521, Y:611
Handcrafted Relic
X:862, Y:583
Energized Crystal
Banner Oblitus Wood
Oblitus Wood
X:765, Y:551
Rare Mineral
X:480, Y:451
Marine Fossils
X:695, Y:195
Rare Mineral
Banner Star Sand Desert
Star Sand Desert
X:373, Y:520
Animal Bones
X:482, Y:645
Marine Fossils
X:228, Y:700
Energized Crystal
Banner Vulture's Vale
Vulture's Vale
X:550, Y:200
Wisp
X:756, Y:246
Treasure
X:669, Y:443
Handcrafted Relic
Banner Blizzard Berg
Blizzard Berg
X:144, Y:482
Wisp
X:652, Y:363
Animal Bones
X:468, Y:337
Cultural Relic
Banner Starstruck Plateau
Starstruck Plateau
X:492, Y:515
Primitive Tool
X:242, Y:351
Corroded Relic
X:629, Y:468
Crumbling Tablet
Banner Rainmist Reach
Rainmist Reach
X:451, Y:406
Phosphorus Crystal
X:687, Y:684
Corroded Ore
X:367, Y:133
Radioactive Stone
Banner Emerald Marsh
Emerald Marsh
X:424, Y:315
Mutant Remains
X:712, Y:382
Mana Parasite
X:249, Y:689
Fallenwisp
Banner Silent Ice Field
Silent Ice Field
X:527, Y:631
Handcrafted Relic
X:618, Y:693
Frozen Remains
X:208, Y:496
Frozen Ore
Banner Port Morton
Port Morton
X:318, Y:302
Sea Monster Limb
X:393, Y:641
Extinct Shellfish
X:547, Y:225
Ancient Shipwreck
Banner Candetonn Hill
Candetonn Hill
X:359, Y:176
Prehistoric Amber
X:204, Y:453
Charred Wood
X:428, Y:630
Dried Plant
Banner Viridian Steppe
Viridian Steppe
X:440, Y:274
Ancient Beast Claw
X:288, Y:516
Ancient Beast Remains
X:174, Y:167
Aged Giant Bone
Banner Desolate Valley
Desolate Valley
X:745, Y:220
Magic Crystal
X:395, Y:608
Magic Orb
X:132, Y:563
Magic Runestone
Banner Tanglevine Cascades
Tanglevine Cascades
X:464, Y:385
Bone Club
X:204, Y:605
Alchemy Stone
X:692, Y:228
Magimagnet
Banner Sunhunter's Vale
Sunhunter's Vale
X:413, Y:359
Scarlet Utensil
X:521, Y:667
Stone Jar
X:100, Y:250
Ancestral Idol
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Reset occurs daily at midnight (GMT-5).

InterfaceEdit

Archaeology interface

The Identification Tool Set is necessary to identify artifacts that have been dug up. Each artifact will radiate a different colored glow: yellow, red, or blue. Depending on the color of the glow, the corresponding color of the tool can be used to identify the item correctly. Incorrectly identifying the artifact will result in a lower quality item.

To begin identification, the player can right-click on the artifact to open up the archaeology interface. Once open, the player can open the interface to reveal three different tools to identify the artifact.

Archaeology tools

The tool set used to identify ancient artifacts

Tool Description
Archaeology tool - analyze
Analyze
Use the reference manual and magnifying glass to analyze the ancient artifact. Suitable for identifying yellow glowing ancient artifacts.
Archaeology tool - clean
Clean
Use the dustpan and brush to clean the ancient artifact. Suitable for identifying red glowing ancient artifacts.
Archaeology tool - repair
Repair
Use the repair hammer and the potion to repair ancient artifact. Suitable for identifying blue glowing ancient artifacts.

ArtifactsEdit

Location Sunday
Dig
Service archaeologist merchant
Blue
Archaeology tool - repair
Red
Archaeology tool - clean
Yellow
Archaeology tool - analyze
Port Skandia Buried Wisp Top-Quality Wisp Slightly Damaged Wisp Well Preserved Wisp
Crescent Hill Buried Pottery Shard Slightly Damaged Pottery Shard Well Preserved Pottery Shard Top-Quality Pottery Shard
Demarech Mines Buried Animal Bones Well Preserved Animal Bones Top-Quality Animal Bones Slightly Damaged Animal Bones
Candeo Marsh Buried Pottery Shard Slightly Damaged Pottery Shard Well Preserved Pottery Shard Top-Quality Pottery Shard
Star Sand Desert Buried Animal Bones Well Preserved Animal Bones Top-Quality Animal Bones Slightly Damaged Animal Bones
Blizzard Berg Buried Wisp Top-Quality Wisp Slightly Damaged Wisp Well Preserved Wisp
Silent Ice Field Frosted Handcrafted Relic Flawless Frosted Handcrafted Relic Fine Frosted Handcrafted Relic Slightly Damaged Frosted Handcrafted Relic
Candetonn Hill Prehistoric Amber Fine Prehistoric Amber Flawless Prehistoric Amber Flawed Prehistoric Amber
Desolate Valley Mysterious Crystallized Magic Flawless Magic Crystal Fine Magic Crystal Flawed Magic Crystal
Sunhunter's Vale Scarlet Utensil Flawless Scarlet Utensil Flawed Scarlet Utensil Fine Scarlet Utensil

Location Monday
Dig
Service archaeologist merchant
Blue
Archaeology tool - repair
Red
Archaeology tool - clean
Yellow
Archaeology tool - analyze
Port Skandia Buried Energized Crystal Slightly Damaged Energized Crystal Top-Quality Energized Well Preserved Energized Crystal
Crescent Hill Buried Handcrafted Relic Top-Quality Energized Crystal Slightly Damaged Energized Crystal Well Preserved Energized Crystal
Candeo Marsh Buried Treasure Top-Quality Treasure Well Preserved Treasure Slightly Damaged Treasure
Blizzard Berg Buried Animal Bones Well Preserved Bones Top-Quality Animal Bones Slightly Damaged Animal Bones
Emerald Marsh Buried Mutant Remains Well Preserved Mutant Remains Top-Quality Mutant Remains Slightly Damaged Mutant Remains
Starstruck Plateau Primitive Tool Flawless Primitive Tool Fine Primitive Tool Slightly Damaged Primitive
Port Morton Sea Monster Limb Flawed Sea Monster Limb Flawless Sea Monster Limb Fine Sea Monster Limb
Desolate Valley Mystic Sphere Flawed Magic Orb Flawless Magic Orb Fine Magic Orb

Location Tuesday
Dig
Service archaeologist merchant
Blue
Archaeology tool - repair
Red
Archaeology tool - clean
Yellow
Archaeology tool - analyze
Helonia Coast Buried Animal Bones Well Preserved Animal Bones Top-Quality Animal Bones Slightly Damaged Animal Bones
Demarech Mines Buried Pottery Shard Slightly Damaged Pottery Shard Well Preserved Pottery Shard Top-Quality Pottery Shard
Triatio Highlands Buried Rare Mineral Slightly Damaged Rare Mineral Top-Quality Rare Mineral Well Preserved Rare Mineral
Star Sand Desert Buried Marine Fossils Well Preserved Marine Fossil Slightly Damaged Marine Fossils Top-Quality Marine Fossils
Vulture's Vale Buried Wisp Top-Quality Wisp Slightly Damaged Wisp Well Preserved Wisp
Rainmist Reach Buried Phosphorus Crystal Slightly Damaged Phosphorus Crystal Well Preserved Phosphorus Crystal Top-Quality Phosphorous Crystal
Starstruck Plateau Corroded Relic Slightly Damaged Corroded Relic Flawless Corroded Relic Fine Corroded Relic
Candetonn Hill Charred Ancient Wood Flawless Charred Wood Flawed Charred Wood Fine Charred Wood
Tanglevine Cascades Bone Club Flawed Bone Club Flawless Bone Club Fine Bone Club

Location Wednesday
Dig
Service archaeologist merchant
Blue
Archaeology tool - repair
Red
Archaeology tool - clean
Yellow
Archaeology tool - analyze
Helonia Coast Buried Marine Fossil Well Preserved Marine Fossil Slightly Damaged Marine Fossil Top-Quality Marine Fossil
Cactakara Forest Buried Treasure Top-quality Treasure Well Preserved Treasure Slightly Damaged Treasure
Candeo Marsh Buried Stone Tablet Top-Quality Stone Tablet Slightly Damaged Stone Tablet Well Preserved Stone Tablet
Ventos Prairie Buried Chinaware Well Preserved Chinaware Top-Quality Chinaware Slightly Damaged Chinaware
Oblitus Wood Buried Rare Mineral Slightly Damaged Rare Mineral Top-Quality Rare Mineral Well Preserved Rare Mineral
Rainmist Reach Buried Corroded Ore Slightly Damaged Corroded Relic Well Preserved Corroded Relic Top-Quality Corroded Relic
Silent Ice Field Frozen Remains Slightly Damaged Frozen Remains Flawless Frozen Remains Fine Frozen Remains
Viridian Steppe Ancient Beast Claw Fine Ancient Beast Claw Flawed Ancient Beast Claw Flawless Ancient Beast Claw
Sunhunter's Vale Stone Jar Flawless Stone Jar Fine Stone Jar Flawed Stone Jar

Location Thursday
Dig
Service archaeologist merchant
Blue
Archaeology tool - repair
Red
Archaeology tool - clean
Yellow
Archaeology tool - analyze
Port Skandia Buried Chinaware Well Preserved Chinaware Top-Quality Chinaware Slightly Damaged Chinaware
Crescent Hill Buried Treasure Top-Quality Treasure Well Preserved Treasure Slightly Damaged Treasure
Ventos Prairie Buried Handcrafted Relic Well Preserved Handcrafted Relic Slightly Damaged Handcrafted Relic Top-Quality Handcrafted Relic
Star Sand Desert Buried Energized Crystal Slightly Damaged Energized Crystal Top-Quality Energized Crystal Well Preserved Energized Crystal
Vulture's Vale Buried Treasure Top-Quality Treasure Well Preserved Treasure Slightly Damaged Treasure
Emerald Marsh Buried Mana Parasite Top-Quality Mana Parasite Slightly Damaged Mana Parasite Well Preserved Mana Parasite
Port Morton Extinct Shellfish Fine Extinct Shellfish Flawed Extinct Shellfish Flawless Extinct Shellfish
Desolate Valley Enchanted Runestone Fine Magic Runestone Flawed Magic Runestone Flawless Magic Runestone
Tanglevine Cascades Mysterious Alchemy Stone Fine Alchemy Stone Flawed Alchemy Stone Flawless Alchemy Stone

Location Friday
Dig
Service archaeologist merchant
Blue
Archaeology tool - repair
Red
Archaeology tool - clean
Yellow
Archaeology tool - analyze
Helonia Coast Buried Stone Tablet Top-Quality Stone Tablet Slightly Damaged Stone Tablet Well Preserved Stone Tablet
Demarech Mines Buried Stone Tablet Top-Quality Stone Tablet Slightly Damaged Stone Tablet Well Preserved Stone Tablet
Triatio Highlands Buried Cultural Relic Slightly Damaged Cultural Relic Well Preserved Cultural Relic Top-Quality Cultural Relic
Oblitus Wood Buried Marine Fossil Well Preserved Marine Fossil Slightly Damaged Marine Fossil Top-Quality Marine Fossil
Blizzard Berg Buried Cultural Relic Slightly Damaged Cultural Relic Well Preserved Cultural Relic Top-Quality Cultural Relic
Rainmist Reach Buried Radioactive Stone Slightly Damaged Radioactive Stone Well Preserved Radioactive Stone Top-Quality Radioactive Stone
Silent Ice Field Frozen Ore Fine Frozen Ore Slightly Damaged Frozen Ore Flawless Frozen Ore
Candetonn Hill Fossilized Plant Flawed Dried Plant Flawless Dried Plant Fine Dried Plant
Viridian Steppe Fossilized Beast Tracks Flawless Ancient Beast Remains Flawed Ancient Beast Remains Fine Ancient Beast Remains
Sunhunter's Vale Ancestral Idol Fine Ancestral Idol Flawed Ancestral Idol Flawless Ancestral Idol

Location Saturday
Dig
Service archaeologist merchant
Blue
Archaeology tool - repair
Red
Archaeology tool - clean
Yellow
Archaeology tool - analyze
Cactakara Forest Buried Wisp Top-Quality Wisp Slightly Damaged Wisp Well Preserved Wisp
Triatio Highlands Buried Cultural Relic Slightly Damaged Cultural Relic Well Preserved Cultural Relic Top-Quality Cultural Relic
Ventos Prairie Buried Energized Crystal Slightly Damaged Energized Crystal Top-Quality Energized Crystal Well Preserved Energized Crystal
Oblitus Wood Buried Rare Mineral Slightly Damaged Rare Mineral Top-Quality Rare Mineral Well Preserved Rare Mineral
Vulture's Vale Buried Handcrafted Relic Well Preserved Handcrafted Relic Slightly Damaged Handcrafted Relic Top-Quality Handcrafted Relic
Emerald Marsh Buried Fallenwisp Well Preserved Fallenwisp Slightly Damaged Fallenwisp Top-Quality Fallenwisp
Starstruck Plateau Crumbling Tablet Fine Crumbling Tablet Slightly Damaged Crumbling Tablet Flawless Crumbling Tablet
Port Morton Ancient Shipwreck Fine Ancient Shipwreck Flawed Ancient Shipwreck Flawless Ancient Shipwreck
Viridian Steppe Aged Giant Bone Flawed Aged Giant Bone Flawless Aged Giant Bone Fine Aged Giant Bone
Tanglevine Cascades Magimagnet Flawless Magimagnet Fine Magimagnet Flawed Magimagnet

Profession LevelsEdit

Archaeology Lv.
Novice Archeologist
Base level.
Apprentice Archeologist
Slightly reduces the chance of identifying tiny flaws.
Refining Level XP: 700
Journeyman Archeologist
DMG +840
Refining Level XP: 4200
Achievement Required: Dig
Expert Archeologist
Prices in the profession (Archaeology) store decrease by -2%
Refining Level XP: 9800
Artisan Archeologist
Slightly reduces the chance of identifying tiny flaws.
Refining Level XP: 19600
Seeker of Cultural Relics
ACC +1%
Refining Level XP: 42000
Grand Master Archaeologist
ACC +1%
Refining Level XP: 84000
Zen Master Archaeologist
Prices in the profession (Archaeology) store decrease by -3%
Refining Level XP: 133000
Epic Archaeologist
The chance to identify Legacy items increases.
Refining Level XP: 189000
Legendary Archaeologist
Max HP +1675
Refining Level XP: 252000

 

MedalsEdit

Medal Name Criteria
Bronze Archaeology Medal
Archaeology Medal Complete achievement "Dig, dig!"
Excavate all unidentified Archaeological Treasures 10 times.
Bronze Profession Medal
Profession Medal Complete: achievement "Journeyman" to obtain.
Obtain Bronze Epicurean Medal, Bronze Archaeology Medal, and Bronze Angler Medal.

Medal Name Criteria
Silver Archaeology Medal
Archaeology Medal Complete achievement "I'm a Treasure Hunter!" to obtain.
Excavate all Unidentified Cultural Relics from Port Skandia to Blizzard Berg 100 times.
Silver Profession Medal
Profession Medal Complete achievement "Artisan" to obtain.
Obtained Silver Epicurean Medal, Silver Archaeology Medal, and Silver Angler Medal.

Medal Name Criteria
Gold Archaeology Medal
Archaeology Medal Complete achievement "I'm a Natural!" to obtain.
Exacavate all Archaeological Treasures 100 times.
Gold Profession Medal
Profession Medal Complete achievement "Terra Master"
Obtain Gold Cuisine Medal, Gold Archaeology Medal and Gold Angler Medal.

MerchantsEdit

Service archaeologist merchant Archaeologist Merchant
Archaeology Pickaxe 10 Gold
Identification Tool Set Gold
Soul Orb 50 ArchaeologyToken
Abyss Orb 450 ArchaeologyToken
Jade of Beasts 200 ArchaeologyToken
Ancient Shell 200 ArchaeologyToken
Ancient Dragon Fang 1800 ArchaeologyToken
Monster Coral 1800 ArchaeologyToken
Azure Glass 15 ArchaeologyToken
Rainbow Crystal 50 ArchaeologyToken
Crystallized Energy 20 ArchaeologyToken
Breath of Nature Emblem 500 ArchaeologyToken
Energized Emblem 500 ArchaeologyToken
Mysterious Treasure Map Scroll 1000 ArchaeologyToken
  • All Archaeologist Merchants sell the same items for the same price
  • Ranges between profession Lv.1-2

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