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.

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

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.