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Excavatinator v1.5 [BETA] Update

For those of you who use Excavatinator, be sure to grab the update. And if you don’t use it, well you might be interested now with the extra features recently added (bel0w).

This is a BETA. It might reset your database. Sorry for any confusion.

Version 1.5 Additions:

  • Options frame added! The options button replaces the links button; the links button is now found in the options frame.
  • Items frame added! Click the items button (next to the travel button) to open. The items frame is a small frame with the on-use items you’ve completed from archaeology.
  • Minimap tracking added! When you find archaeology fragments, the spot will be marked on your minimap whenever you’re in the zone. Tracking and display can be turned on or off in the options frame.


  • Excavatinator will no longer try to open while in combat. If tried, this would cause errors, requiring a UI reload to resolve.

Download Excavatinator v1.5 RC1 via Curse
Version 3 of the Beta is out now


Minimal Archaeology Addon

This addon was just submitted via our Contact form! I’ve not had time to check it out personally yet, but it looks like a good competitor against the Excavatinator Addon posted a few days ago if you’re interested.

Minimal Archaeology Addon

View all your artifacts progress, and solve them in one compact frame. Also you can view all your artifact history neatly sorted by race, and a list of digsites. You can left-click the keystone button to attach keystones (or right-click to remove), or if you prefer there are options to automatically use keystones! You can monitor the artifacts progress, or how close you are to the 200 fragment cap.



Useful Macros

Use this in combination with the auto-hide feature

/cast Survey
/minarch show



Download @ Curse Download @ WoW Interface




Excavatinator Addon

Noticed that the top two Archaeology addons have not been updated in a while?

Edit: Archy and Archaeology helper are still working fine, sorry for any confusion there.
Second Edit: Archy has (finally) officially updated to 1.8 (for patch 4.1) Download here

Well here’s an alternative for Artifact ‘check-listing’ below.

Excavatinator is a checklist for archaeology. It will list all currently known archaeology projects, and whether you’ve completed each project.

To use:
Type /arch to open the race list. This list shows each race with a project count, your progress on the current artifact, and how many keystones you have. Click a race to open the artifact list.

The artifact list lists all artifacts you can find for that race, and which ones of those you have completed. You can mouse over an artifact to view the item’s tooltip, and click one to insert a link into chat. Note that if the server has not seen the item yet, the tooltip will not be available, the item can’t be linked, and the English name will be displayed instead of the local name.

You can also keybind the Excavatinator window, as well as the Survey skill, under the key bindings menu.

Known Bugs: May 8, 2011 There’s an issue with the Crawling Claw (when its completed), however the artifact count will still be accurate though.


Download @ Curse

Updates to Archy Addon Dec. 22

Now w/ Minimap Zones

Daihenka over on has updated “Archy – Archaeology Assistant

Even more updates and features added.  Highlights below:

  • Localization for German, French and Russian has been added
  • Settings have been moved from character based to profile based where appropriate (95% of them)
  • Races can now be blacklisted for artifact use and display
  • Dig Sites list can be sorted by distance
  • Able to display the distance to each of the dig sites in the dig sites list
  • A survey distance indicator has been added
  • Minimap icons have been rewritten to not leak frames
  • Minimap survey node has been changed from the X to a cyan dot
  • Able to show the dig site boundaries on the minimap
  • Able to show the dig site boundaries on the battlefield mini map
  • Able to scale the survey distance indicator, dig sites list and artifacts list
  • Able to set the opacity of the survey distance indicator, dig sites list and artifacts list
  • Able to set the background color for the dig sites list and artifacts list
  • Confirmation for creating an artifact when nearing your current skill cap if you are not an Illustrious Archaeologist
  • Keybinding options have been added for: Configure Archy, Show/Hide, Solve artifact, Solve artifact with Key stones, Show/Hide Artifacts list, Show/Hide Dig Sites list

View the Full List and download the addon on Curse Here.