The Dig Site/Quick guide

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Start pointQuest point icon.png Talk to an examiner in the Exam Centre south of the digsite.
Official difficultyIntermediate
DescriptionFeeling uneducated? Desperate for buried treasure?

"There's gold in them there hills" (well stream actually) as well as many other items that can be found at the digsite. Join the students in their attempt to be a qualified archaeologist, and become experienced in making the earth move!

Have you got what it takes to unearth the hidden altar to one of RuneScape's lesser-known Gods?
Official lengthMedium
Requirements
Items required
Recommended
Enemies to defeat None

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Starting out[edit | edit source]

  • Go to the Exam Centre.
  • Ask an examiner about an exam. (Chat 1)
  • Go to the Varrock museum and talk to Curator Haig Halen. He will give you a Sealed letter. (Chat 1)
    • (Optional) Steal a cup of tea from the tea stall if you don't have one already. (This is a Varrock easy diary requirement)
  • Go back to the Exam Centre and talk to an examiner. The chat options do not matter; you will fail the exam regardless.

Lost and found[edit | edit source]

The Dig Site - Quest map.png

Items needed: Cup of tea

  • North of the exam centre at the hilltop with the blue urn, search the second bush to the right of the blue urn, marked (2) to find a teddy bear.
  • Take the panning tray at (4).
  • Talk to the panning guide to give him a cup of tea.
  • Pan the water at (5) until you find a Special cup (browse through dialogue if stopped – referred to as "Shiny Cup" in dialogue). If you need an opal continue panning until you get one.
  • Steal from the workman at (3), until you get an animal skull and specimen brush.
  • Run north to the female student with blonde hair and pigtails on the north-west end of the dig (6), note that there are multiple 6s on the diagram, and give her the "teddy" by talking to her twice.
  • Run east to the student in an orange shirt at (6) and give him the Special cup by talking to him twice.
  • Run south to the student in a green shirt at (6) and give him the Animal skull by talking to him twice.

Exams[edit | edit source]

  • Return to an examiner. (Chat 1132) – You should receive 'Level 1 Certificate'
  • Talk to all 3 students again.
  • Return to an examiner to take the second exam. (Chat 1312) – You should receive 'Level 2 Certificate'
  • Talk to all 3 students – the female student will demand an opal (can be obtained by panning). Talk to her two times.
  • Return to an examiner for the final exam. (Chat 1113) – You should receive 'Level 3 Certificate'

Helping the expert[edit | edit source]

  • Go in the western room and search the cupboards on the north and south walls to get a rock pick and a specimen jar, respectively.
  • If you haven't already, steal a specimen brush from the Digsite workman at (3).
  • Use the trowel on the soil in the enclosure north-east of (7), with a large skeleton, until you obtain an ancient talisman. Note: This step can take several minutes depending upon luck.
  • Talk to the archaeological expert in the exam centre.
  • Use the invitation on any Digsite workman except the one by the western winch.
  • Use a rope on the western winch, climb down. (7) north of (3) on the map.
  • Pick up one of the arcenia root in the room, search the bricks to the east, then climb back up.
  • Walk north-east to the winch, use the rope on the winch, climb down. (7) North of (6)
  • Talk to Doug Deeping about the rocks. (Chat 4) Climb up the rope.

Explosives expert[edit | edit source]

Finishing up[edit | edit source]

  • Use the tablet on the archaeological expert.

Quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

The Dig Site reward scroll.png