Materials (Archaeology)

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The material storage container’s interface.

Archaeology materials are skilling resources found at various Archaeology dig sites and locations around Gielinor by excavating excavation hotspots and material caches. Materials are tradeable and used for restoring artefacts, which also provide Archaeology experience. The amount and type of different materials required to restore a particular artefact will vary for each artefact. Once collected, these materials can be stored in the player's material storage container, which can be accessed from the archaeologist's workbenches found at each dig site.

Material caches[edit | edit source]

Material caches yield one single type of material used in Archaeology.

Caches are not instanced and can be interacted with by multiple players - depleting similarly to trees. The higher level the cache, the longer it will take to respawn.

Most materials have at least two distinct cache locations: one within a thematically-related dig site, and one outside of a dig site. Excavating material caches located at dig sites can also yield soils of that dig site. Certain cache locations require quests to access.

Material storage container[edit | edit source]

Dig sites each feature access to the player's material storage container, which initially can hold up to 25 different kinds of materials. Signs of the porter, including grace of the elves, will send gathered materials straight to this container.

Depending upon player's qualification, storage quantity can be upgraded to 30 slots with Assistant at level 40+, 35 slots with Associate at level 70+ and 40 slots with Professor at level 90+. Currently there are only 35 types of material available; the 40 capacity upgrade can wait until the Orthen dig site release in the second half of 2020.

Excluding Imperial iron & Purpleheart wood, there are total 16 types of materials from level 1-40, 24 types of materials from level 1-70, 33 types of materials from level 1-90 and 35 types of materials from level 1-99.

List of materials[edit | edit source]

See each individual material page to see the exact locations and required Archaeology levels for each excavation hotspot and material cache.