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Archaeology locations (also known as "dig sites") have six finds before they get tapped out and a new one opens up. There are four dig sites active at any one time on each of the five continents. Get to a dig site and use [Survey] to drop a telescope pointing in the direction of the find with an attached red-yellow-green marker. Red is over 100 yards away, yellow is 50-100 yards away, green is <50 yards away. Players must be within ~10 yards of the find for it to appear, at which point an icon of a glowing shovel will appear over the player's head.

Eastern Kingdoms

Name Location Zone Type
Terrorweb Tunnel Digsite Terrordale Eastern Plaguelands Nerubian
Lakeridge Highway Fossil Bank Lakeridge Highway Redridge Mountains Fossil
Vul'Gol Fossil Bank Vul'Gol Ogre Mound Duskwood Fossil
Aerie Peak Digsite Aerie Peak The Hinterlands Dwarf
Twilight Grove Digsite Twilight Grove Duskwood Night Elf
Greenwarden Fossil Bank Mosshide Fen Wetlands Fossil
Thandol Span Thandol Span Wetlands Dwarf
Whelgar's Excavation Site Whelgar's Excavation Site Wetlands Dwarf
Ironbeard's Tomb Ironbeard's Tomb Wetlands Dwarf
Eastern Zul'Mamwe Digsite Ruins of Zul'Mamwe Northern Stranglethorn Troll
Western Zul'Mamwe Digsite Ruins of Zul'Mamwe Northern Stranglethorn Troll
Balia'mah Ruins Digsite Balia'mah Ruins Northern Stranglethorn Troll
Bal'lal Ruins Digsite Bal'lal Ruins Northern Stranglethorn Troll
Tomb of the Watchers Digsite West of Bloodwatcher Point Badlands Dwarf
Eastern Zul'Kunda Digsite Ruins of Zul'Kunda Northern Stranglethorn Troll
Western Zul'Kunda Digsite Ruins of Zul'Kunda Northern Stranglethorn Troll
Ziata'jai Digsite North of Fort Livingston Northern Stranglethorn Troll
Savage Coast Raptor Fields North of Grom'gol Base Camp Northern Stranglethorn Fossil
Ruins of Jubuwal Ruins of Jubuwal Cape of Stranglethorn Troll
Ruins of Aboraz Digsite Ruins of Aboraz Cape of Stranglethorn Troll
Gurubashi Arena Digsite Gurubashi Arena Cape of Stranglethorn Troll
Nek'mani Wellspring Digsite Nek'mani Wellspring Cape of Stranglethorn Troll
Thoradin's Wall Digsite Thoradin's Wall Arathi Highlands Dwarf
Witherbark Digsite Witherbark Village Arathi Highlands Troll
Felstone Fossil Field Felstone Field Western Plaguelands Fossil
Northridge Fossil Field Northridge Lumber Camp Western Plaguelands Fossil
Andorhal Fossil Bank West of Chillwind Camp Western Plaguelands Fossil
Infectis Scar Fossil Field Infectis Scar Eastern Plaguelands Fossil
Quel'Lithien Lodge Digsite Quel'Lithien Lodge Eastern Plaguelands Night Elf
Zul'Mashar Digsite Zul'Mashar Eastern Plaguelands Troll
Nar'shola (Middle Tier) Digsite Nar'shola Terrace Shimmering Expanse Night Elf
Quel'Dormir Gardens Digsite Quel'Dormir Gardens Shimmering Expanse Night Elf
Shadra'Alor Digsite Shadra'Alor Hinterlands Troll
The Altar of Zul Digsite Altar of Zul Hinterlands Troll
Agol'watha Digsite Agol'watha Hinterlands Troll
Jintha'Alor Lower City Digsite Jintha'Alor Hinterlands Troll
Uldaman Digsite The Maker's Terrace Badlands Dwarf
Hammertoe's Digsite Hammertoe's Digsite Badlands Dwarf
Grim Batol Digsite Grim Batol Twilight Highlands Dwarf
Dunwald Ruins Digsite Dunwald Ruins Twilight Highlands Dwarf
Thundermar Ruins Digsite Thundermar Ruins Twilight Highlands Dwarf
Western Ruins of Thaurissan Ruins of Thaurissan Burning Steppes Dwarf
Eastern Ruins of Thaurissan Ruins of Thaurissan Burning Steppes Dwarf
Terror Wing Fossil Field Terror Wing Path Burning Steppes Fossil
Dun Garok Digsite Dun Garok Hillsbrad Foothills Dwarf
Southshore Fossil Field East of Tarren Mill / Southshore Hillsbrad Foothills Fossil
Pyrox Flats Digsite Pyrox Flats Searing Gorge Dwarf
Dreadmaul Fossil Field Dreadmaul Post Blasted Lands Fossil
Red Reaches Fossil Bank The Red Reaches Blasted Lands Fossil
Grimsilt Digsite Grimesilt Dig Site Searing Gorge Dwarf
Misty Reed Fossil Bank East of Misty Reed Post Swamp of Sorrows Fossil
Sunken Temple Digsite Temple of Atal'Hakkar Swamp of Sorrows Troll
Ironband's Excavation Site Ironband's Excavation Site Loch Modan Dwarf
Humboldt Conflagration Digsite Humboldt Conflagration Twilight Highlands Dwarf


Name Location Zone Type
Nightmare Scar Digsite Overgrowth Southern Barrens Night Elf
Ruins of Eldre'thar Digsite Ruins of Eldre'thar Stonetalon Mountains Night Elf
Bael Modan Digsite Bael Modan Southern Barrens Dwarf
Kodo Graveyard Kodo Graveyard Desolace Fossil
Valley of Bones Valley of Bones Desolace Fossil
Ethel Rethor Digsite Slitherblade Shore Desolace Night Elf
Mannoroc Coven Digsite Mannoroc Coven Desolace Night Elf
Darkmist Digsite Darkmist Ruins Feralas Night Elf
Jaedenar Digsite Jaedenar Felwood Night elf
South Isildien Digsite Ruins of Isildien Feralas Night Elf
Dire Maul Digsite Dire Maul Feralas Night Elf
Broken Commons Digsite Broken Commons Feralas Night Elf
Solarsal Digsite Ruins of Solarsal Feralas Night Elf
Constellas Digsite Ruins of Constellas Felwood Night Elf
Zul'Farrak Digsite Sandsorrow Watch Tanaris Troll
Eastmoon Ruins Digiste Eastmoon Ruins Tanaris Troll
Broken Pillar Digsite Broken Pillar Tanaris Troll
Abyssal Sands Digsite Abyssal Sands Tanaris Troll
Upper Lakkari Tar Pits Lakkari Tar Pits Un'Goro Crater Fossil
Lower Lakkari Tar Pits Lakkari Tar Pits Un'Goro Crater Fossil
Marshland's Fossil Bank The Marshlands Un'Goro Crater Fossil
Screaming Reaches Fossil Field Screaming Reaches Un'Goro Crater Fossil
Terror Run Fossil Field Terror Run Un'Goro Crater Fossil
Southwind Village Digsite Southwind Village Silithus Night Elf
Shrine of Goldrinn Digsite Shrine of Goldrinn Mount Hyjal Night Elf
The Scorched Plain Digsite The Scorched Plain Mount Hyjal Night Elf
Ruins of Lar'donir Digsite Ruins of Lar'donir Mount Hyjal Night Elf
Ruins of Ammon Digsite Ruins of Ammon Uldum Tol'vir
Khartut's Tomb Digsite Khartut's Tomb Uldum Tol'vir
Steps of Fate Digsite Steps of Fate Uldum Tol'vir
Orsis Digsite Orsis Uldum Tol'vir
Neferset City Digsite Neferset City Uldum Tol'vir
Ruins of Ahmtul Digsite Ruins of Ahmtul Uldum Tol'vir
Temple of Uldum Digsite Temple of Uldum Uldum Tol'vir
Tombs of the Precursors Digsite Tombs of the Precursors Uldum Tol'vir
Quagmire Fossil Field Quagmire Dustwallow Marsh Fossil
Wyrmbog Fossil Field Wyrmbog Dustwallow Marsh Fossil
Frostwhisper Gorge Digsite Frostwhisper Gorge Winterspring Night Elf
Forest Song Digsite Forest Song Ashenvale Night Elf
Stonetalon Peak Stonetalon Peak Stonetalon Mountains Night Elf
The Ruins of Ordil'Aran Ruins of Ordil'Aran Ashenvale Night Elf
Ruins of Stardust Ruins of Stardust Ashenvale Night Elf
Morlos'Aran Digsite Morlos'Aran Felwood Night Elf
Ironwood Digsite Irontree Woods Felwood Night Elf
Sargeron Digsite Sargeron Desolace Night Elf
Dunemaul Fossil Ridge Southmoon Ruins Tanaris Fossil
North Isildien Digsite Ruins of Isildien Feralas Night Elf
Ravenwind Digsite Ruins of Ravenwind Feralas Night Elf
Ruins of Arkkoran Ruins of Arkkoran Azshara Night Elf
Unearthed Grounds Unearthed Grounds Stonetalon Mountains Fossil
Owl Wing Thicket Digsite Owl Wing Thicket Winterspring Night Elf
Nazj'vel Digsite Nazj'vel Darkshore Night Elf
Oneiros Digsite Oneiros Feralas Night Elf
Fields of Blood Fossil Bank Fields of Blood Southern Barrens Fossil
Krom'gar Fortress Unearthed Grounds Stonetalon Mountains Fossil
Lake Kel'Theril Digsite Lake Kel'Theril Winterspring Night Elf
Sanctuary of Malorne Digsite Sanctuary of Malorne Mount Hyjal Night Elf
Keset Pass Digsite Keset Pass Uldum Tol'Vir
Zoram Strand Digsite The Zoram Strand, South of Blackfathom Deeps Ashenvale Night Elf
Southmoon Ruins Digsite Southmoon Ruins Tanaris Troll


World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.

Name Location Zone Type
Sha'naar Digsite Ruins of Sha'naar Hellfire Peninsula Draenei
Zeth'Gor Digsite Zeth'Gor Hellfire Peninsula Orc
Bonechewer Ruins Digsite Bonechewer Ruins Terokkar Forest Orc
Bleeding Hollow Ruins Digsite Bleeding Hollow Ruins Terokkar Forest Orc
Tuurem Digsite Tuurem Terokkar Forest Draenei
Bone Wastes Digsite Bone Wastes Terokkar Forest Draenei
Sunspring Post Digsite Sunspring Post Nagrand Orc
Ancestral Ground Digsite Ancestral Grounds Nagrand Orc
Coilskar Point Digsite Coilskar Point Shadowmoon Valley Draenei
Warden's Cage Digsite Warden's Cage Shadowmoon Valley Orc
Hellfire Citadel Digsite Hellfire Citadel Hellfire Peninsula Orc
Illidari Point Digsite Illidari Point Shadowmoon Valley Draenei
Dragonmaw Fortress Dragonmaw Fortress Shadowmoon Valley Orc
Burning Blade Digsite Burning Blade Ruins Nagrand Orc
Halaa Digsite Halaa Nagrand Draenei
Gor'gaz Outpost Digsite Gor'gaz Outpost Hellfire Peninsula Orc
Arklon Ruins Digsite Arklon Ruins Netherstorm Draenei
Ruins of Enkaat Digsite Ruins of Enkaat Netherstorm Draenei
West Auchindoun Digsite Auchindoun Terokkar Forest Draenei
East Auchindoun Digsite Auchindoun Terokkar Forest Draenei
Boha'mu Ruins Digsite Boha'mu Ruins Zangarmarsh Draenei
Hellfire Basin Digsite Hellfire Basin Hellfire Peninsula Orc
Laughing Skull Digsite Laughing Skull Ruins Nagrand Orc
Ruins of Farahlon Digsite Ruins of Farahlon Netherstorm Draenei
Eclipse Point Digsite Eclipse Point Shadowmoon Valley Draenei
Grangol'var Village Digsite Grangol'var Village Terokkar Forest Orc
Twin Spire Ruins Digsite Twin Spire Ruins Zangarmarsh Draenei


World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

Name Location Zone Type
Talramas Digsite Talramas Borean Tundra Nerubian
Sands of Nasam Sands of Nasam Borean Tundra Nerubian
Pit of Fiends Digsite Pit of Fiends Icecrown Nerubian
Shield Hill Digsite Shield Hill Howling Fjord Vrykul
Riplash Ruins Digsite Riplash Ruins Borean Tundra Night Elf
En'kila Digsite Temple City of En'kila Borean Tundra Nerubian
Pit of Narjun Digsite The Pit of Narjun Dragonblight Nerubian
Moonrest Gardens Digsite Moonrest Gardens Dragonblight Night Elf
Voldrune Digsite Voldrune Grizzly Hills Vrykul
Baleheim Digsite Baleheim Howling Fjord Vrykul
Wyrmskull Digsite Wyrmskull Village Howling Fjord Vrykul
Gjalerbron Digsite Gjalerbron Howling Fjord Vrykul
Halgrind Digsite Halgrind Howling Fjord Vrykul
Nifflevar Digsite Nifflevar Howling Fjord Vrykul
Skorn Digsite Skorn Howling Fjord Vrykul
Kolramas Digsite Kolramas Zul'Drak Nerubian
Zol'Heb Digsite Zol'Heb Zul'Drak Troll
Zim'Rhuk Digsite Zim'Rhuk Zul'Drak Troll
Altar of Quetz'lun Digsite Altar of Quetz'lun Zul'Drak Troll
Altar of Sseratus Digsite Altar of Sseratus Zul'Drak Troll
Violet Stand Digsite Violet Stand Crystalsong Forest Night Elf
Ruins of Shandaral Digsite Ruins of Shandaral Crystalsong Forest Night Elf
Njorndar Village Digsite Jotunheim Icecrown Vrykul
Scourgeholme Digsite Scourgeholme Icecrown Nerubian
Jotunheim Digsite Jotunheim Icecrown Vrykul
Ymirheim Digsite Ymirheim Icecrown Vrykul
Brunnhildar Village Digsite Brunnhildar Village Storm Peaks Vrykul
Valkyrion Digsite Valkyrion Storm Peaks Vrykul
Drakil'Jin Ruins Digsite Drakil'Jin Ruins Grizzly Hills Troll
Sifreldar Village Digsite Sifreldar Village Storm Peaks Vrykul


World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

Name Location Zone Type
Den of Sorrow Digsite Den of Sorrow The Jade Forest Pandaren
East Sra'vess Digsite Sra'vess Townlong Steppes Mantid
East Summer Fields Digsite The Summer Fields Valley of Eternal Blossoms Mogu
Emperor's Approach Digsite The Emperor's Approach Valley of Eternal Blossoms Mogu
Fallsong Village Digsite Fallsong Village Krasarang Wilds Mogu
Forest Heart Digsite Forest Heart The Jade Forest Pandaren
Gate to Golden Valley Digsite Gate of the August Celestials Kun-Lai Summit Mogu
Hatred's Vice Digsite Hatred's Vice Townlong Steppes Mogu
Jade Temple Grounds Digsite Jade Temple Grounds The Jade Forest Pandaren
Kor'vess Digsite Kor'vess Dread Wastes Mantid
Kypari'ik Digsite Kypari Ik Dread Wastes Mantid
Kypari'zar Digsite Kypari Zar Dread Wastes Mantid
Mistfall Village Digsite Mistfall Village Valley of Eternal Blossoms Pandaren
North Fruited Fields Digsite The Heartland Valley of the Four Winds Pandaren
North Great Wall Digsite Stoneplow Fields Valley of the Four Winds Mogu
North Ruins of Dojan Digsite Ruins of Dojan Krasarang Wilds Mogu
North Sik'vess Digsite Sik'vess Townlong Steppes Mantid
Pools of Purity Digsite Pools of Purity Valley of the Four Winds Pandaren
Remote Village Digsite Zouchin Village Kun-Lai Summit Pandaren
Ruins of Korja Digsite Ruins of Korja Krasarang Wilds Mogu
Shrine of the Dawn Digsite Shrine of the Dawn The Jade Forest Pandaren
Sik'vess Digsite Sik'vess Townlong Steppes Mantid
Snow Covered Hills Digsite Winter's Blossom Kun-Lai Summit Mogu
South Fruited Fields Digsite The Heartland Valley of the Four Winds Pandaren
South Great Wall Digsite Dustback Gorge Valley of the Four Winds Mogu
South Ruins of Dojan Digsite Ruins of Dojan Krasarang Wilds Mogu
South Ruins of Guo-Lai Digsite Ruins of Guo-Lai Valley of Eternal Blossoms Mogu
Spring Road Digsite The Spring Road The Veiled Stair Mogu
Sra'thik Digsite Niuzao Temple Townlong Steppes Pandaren
Terrace of Gurthan Digsite Terrace of Gurthan Dread Wastes Mogu
The Arboretum Digsite The Arboretum The Jade Forest Pandaren
The Clutches of Shek'zeer Digsite The Clutches of Shek'zeer Dread Wastes Mantid
The Feeding Pits Digsite The Feeding Pits Townlong Steppes Mantid
Thunderwood Digsite Camp Gormal The Jade Forest Mogu
Torjari Pit Digsite The Torjari Pit Valley of the Four Winds Mogu
Tu Shen Digsite Tu Shen Burial Ground Valley of Eternal Blossoms Mogu
West Ruins of Guo-Lai Digsite Ruins of Guo-Lai Valley of Eternal Blossoms Mogu
Writhingwood Digsite Writhingwood Dread Wastes Mogu
Amber Quarry Digsite Amber Quarry Dread Wastes Mantid
Niuzao Temple Digsite Niuzao Temple Townlong Steppes Pandaren
Destroyed Village Digsite Yinying Village Kun-Lai Summit Pandaren
South Orchard Digsite Nectarbreeze Orchard The Jade Forest Pandaren
Shanze'Dao Digsite Shanze'Dao Townlong Steppes Mogu
Winterbough Digsite Winterbough Glade Valley of Eternal Blossoms Mogu
Ikz'ka Ridge Digsite Ikz'ka Ridge Townlong Steppes Mantid
Sra'thik Swarmdock Digsite Sra'thik Swarmdock Townlong Steppes Mantid
North Ruins of Guo-Lai Digsite Ruins of Guo-Lai Valley of Eternal Blossoms Mogu
Kun-Lai Peak Digsite Seeker's Folly Kun-Lai Summit Pandaren
East Snow Covered Hills Digsite Kun-Lai Summit Kun-Lai Summit Mogu
West Sra'vess Digsite Sra'vess Townlong Steppes Mantid
Old Village Digsite Kun-Lai Pass Kun-Lai Summit Pandaren
Fire Camp Osul Digsite Fire Camp Osul Townlong Steppes Mogu
Zan'vess Digsite Zan'vess Dread Wastes Mantid
Paoquan Hollow Digsite Paoquan Hollow Valley of the Four Winds Pandaren
Tian Digsite Tian Monastery The Jade Forest Pandaren
Venomous Ledge Digsite Venomous Ledge Dread Wastes Mantid
Small Gate Digsite Shado-Li Basin Kun-Lai Summit Pandaren
Great Bridge Digsite Outside north-western exit to Temple of the Jade Serpent The Jade Forest Pandaren
North Temple of the Red Crane Digsite Temple of the Red Crane Krasarang Wilds Pandaren
Kzzok Warcamp Digsite Kzzok Warcamp Townlong Steppes Mantid
Orchard Digsite The Arboretum The Jade Forest Pandaren


World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

Name Location Zone Type
Icewind Drifts Digsite Icewind Drifts Frostfire Ridge Draenor Clans
Coldsnap Bluffs Digsite Coldsnap Bluffs Frostfire Ridge Draenor Clans
The Broken Spine Digsite The Broken Spine Gorgrond Ogre
Frostboar Drifts Digsite Frostboar Drifts Frostfire Ridge Draenor Clans
Ruins of Na'gwa Digsite Ruins of Na'gwa Nagrand Ogre
Mar'gok's Overwatch Digsite Mar'gok's Overwatch Nagrand Ogre
Razed Warsong Outpost Digsite South of Worgskin's Camp Nagrand Draenor Clans
Cursed Woods Digsite The Cursed Woods Shadowmoon Valley Draenor Clans
Anguish Fortress Digsite Anguish Fortress Shadowmoon Valley Draenor Clans
Rumbling Plateau Digsite Elemental Plateau Nagrand Draenor Clans
The Crackling Plains Digsite The Crackling Plains Frostfire Ridge Draenor Clans
Overlook Ruins Digsite Overlook Ruins Gorgrond Ogre
Ruins of the First Bastion Digsite Ruins of the First Bastion Gorgrond Ogre
Veil Shadar Digsite Veil Shadar Talador Arakkoa
Sethekk Hollow South Digsite Sethekk Hollow Spires of Arak Arakkoa
Stonecrag Excavation Digsite Stonecrag Gorge Nagrand Ogre
Stonefang Ridge Digsite Stonefang Outpost Frostfire Ridge Draenor Clans
Lashwind Cleft Digsite Lashwind Cleft Frostfire Ridge Draenor Clans


World of Warcraft: Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

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