|Released||9 July 2003 (Update)|
|Location on World Map|
The Digsite is an archaeological excavation area just east of Varrock. Players need to proceed far enough into the Dig Site quest in order to fully use it. This area is a members-only location. It is visited during several quests:
During the Dig Site quest, players learn that the area was once Senntisten, the capital of the Zarosian Empire during the Second Age. During the quest, players find an ancient talisman and a stone tablet telling all mortals to tremble before the power of Zaros. This area is said to be part of a city three times bigger than Varrock which supposedly reached to Edgeville (then known as Paddewwa). It was destroyed during the God Wars and replaced by Saranthium, which was destroyed several hundred years before Avarrocka was established in 700 of the Fourth Age.
Archaeology[edit | edit source]
Players can dig at Digsite during and after the quest. Although the exam in the The Dig Site quest suggests that the player must be wearing leather gloves and Leather boots while having a rock pick, trowel, specimen jar, and specimen brush in the player's inventory to dig, this is not actually the case. Different site levels have different requirements as outlined below, and none actually require all 6 items.
There are 9 different sites where the player can participate in Archaeology, spread across 4 different categories of dig: Training, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Each type of dig has its own requirements and table of possible finds.
Players can also pan at the south-east part of Digsite with a panning tray. In the south-east section of the Digsite, it is also possible to search the specimen tray with a specimen jar in the inventory.
The following tables list the items that can be obtained from digging at the archaeological sites. It is also possible to obtain nothing upon digging. Please note all Rarity values should be considered estimates and are based on 150 digs at each location.
Training Digs (Sites 8, 9)[edit | edit source]
Each trowel dig rewards 5 Mining experience. The player has approximately a 48% chance to obtain nothing when digging here, getting either the message You find nothing of interest., or the message You find nothing. To dig at a Training dig the player can simply use a trowel with the soil.
|Broken arrow||1||25/300||Not sold||0|
|Cracked sample||1||39/300||Not sold||0|
|Vase (Digsite)||1||27/300||Not sold||0|
Level 1 Digs (Sites 6, 7)[edit | edit source]
Each trowel dig rewards 6 Mining experience. The player has approximately a 14% chance to obtain nothing when digging at these sites, getting the message You find nothing. To dig at a Level 1 dig the player must be wearing leather gloves and leather boots, then use a trowel with the soil and have an specimen jar in their inventory.
|Vase (Digsite)||10||27/300||Not sold||0|
|Old tooth||1||24/300||Not sold||0|
|Rotten apple||13||26/300||Not sold||0|
|Broken glass||15||23/300||Not sold||0|
|Rusty sword||1||25/300||Not sold||0|
Level 2 Digs (Sites 2, 3, 4)[edit | edit source]
Each rock pick dig rewards 7 Mining experience. The player has approximately a 19% chance to obtain nothing when digging at these sites, getting the message You find nothing. To dig at a Level 2 dig the player can simply use a rock pick with the soil.
|Damaged armour||1||30/450||Not sold||0|
|Broken staff||1||26/450||Not sold||0|
|Broken armour||1||29/450||Not sold||0|
|Broken glass||1||25/450||Not sold||0|
Level 3 Digs (Sites 1, 5)[edit | edit source]
Each trowel dig rewards 8 Mining experience. The player has approximately a 5% chance to obtain nothing when digging at these sites, getting the message You find nothing. To dig at a Level 3 dig the player must have a specimen jar and brush in your inventory, then use a trowel with the soil.
|Belt buckle||1||11/300||Not sold||0|
|Black med helm||1||17/300||223||345|
|Broken armour||1||8/300||Not sold||0|
|Broken arrow||1||21/300||Not sold||0|
|Broken staff||1||20/300||Not sold||0|
|Ceramic remains||1||22/300||Not sold||0|
|Damaged armour||1||12/300||Not sold||0|
|Old tooth||1||14/300||Not sold||0|
Canal barge[edit | edit source]
After earning 100 kudos in the Varrock Museum, players will have access to Fossil Island, found north of Morytania. The barge to travel there is currently being built just north of the Digsite by Ed Wood, workmen, the barge foreman, and four barge workmen.
See also[edit | edit source]