WoW Cataclysm Archaeology Guide 1-525

This is a 1-525 Archaeology guide. Archaeology is the newest profession released with Cataclysm. It is technically a secondary skill that everyone can level up and train in addition to their two chosen professions (just like fishing, cooking, and first aid).

Leveling Archaeology is a bit different than other professions. Once you train it you will be able to see digsites on your main map. Once you arrive at a digsite you can then Survey and collect fragments and eventually Solve the artifact.

You need to be at least level 20 to train Archaeology.

1-100
Go to digsites and simply use your Survey ability, don't Solve anything.

100-525
Begin using Solve to complete artifacts. You will still need to collect fragments to do this although you won't level with your Survey ability anymore.