Artifacts

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Artifacts are items that can be donated to the Museum or sold for a small profit. Donating to the Museum will yield rewards when donation milestones are reached, or when specific artifacts are donated. Each artifact may only be donated once.

Artifacts have little use other than donating them to the museum. The Dwarf Scrolls, Dwarvish Helm, and Dwarf Gadget may be gifted to the Dwarf as liked gifts, the Ancient Seed may be crafted into a plantable Ancient Seeds pack, and the Dinosaur Egg may be used to hatch a Dinosaur or turned into Mayonnaise.


Artifacts can be acquired in the following ways:


Donating the following artifacts grant unique rewards:

Artifacts

Note that the Quarry is considered part of The Mountain when digging up Artifact Spots. For Fishing Treasure Chests, the artifact has a higher chance of appearing if all 20 Lost Books have been given to the Museum.

Image Name Description Price Location
Dwarf Scroll I.png
Dwarf Scroll I A yellowed scroll of parchment filled with dwarven script. This one's tied with a red bow. Gold.png1g
  • Mines/Skull Cavern (any level)
  • Several monsters (0.5% each)
Dwarf Scroll II.png
Dwarf Scroll II A yellowed scroll of parchment filled with dwarven script. This one's tied with a green ribbon. Gold.png1g
  • Mines/Skull Cavern (any level)
  • Ghost (Mines level 50-90)
  • Frost Bat (Mines level 40-65)
  • Dust Sprite (Mines level 40-79)
  • Blue Slime
Dwarf Scroll III.png
Dwarf Scroll III A yellowed scroll of parchment filled with dwarven script. This one's tied with a blue rope. Gold.png1g
  • Mines/Skull Cavern (any level)
  • Several monsters drop
Dwarf Scroll IV.png
Dwarf Scroll IV A yellowed scroll of parchment filled with dwarven script. This one's tied with a golden chain. Gold.png1g
  • Any Monster (other than Serpent, Skeleton, Wilderness Golem)
  • Mines (level 80+)
  • Skull Cavern
Chipped Amphora.png
Chipped Amphora An ancient vessel made of ceramic material. Used to transport both dry and wet goods. Gold.png40g
  • Town (4%)
Arrowhead.png
Arrowhead A crudely fashioned point used for hunting. Gold.png40g
  • Mountain (2%)
  • Forest (2%)
  • Bus Stop (2%)
Ancient Doll.png
Ancient Doll An ancient doll covered in grime. This doll may have been used as a toy, a decoration, or a prop in some kind of ritual. Gold.png60g
Elvish Jewelry.png
Elvish Jewelry Dirty but still beautiful. On the side is a flowing script thought by some to be the ancient language of the elves. No Elvish bones have ever been found. Gold.png200g
  • Forest (1%)
  • Fishing Chest
Chewing Stick.png
Chewing Stick Ancient people chewed on these to keep their teeth clean. Gold.png50g
  • Mountain (2%)
  • Forest (2%)
  • Town (1%)
  • Fishing Chest
  • Duggy drop (2%)
Ornamental Fan.png
Ornamental Fan This exquisute fan most likely belonged to a noblewoman. Historians believe that the valley was a popular sixth-era vacation spot for the wealthy. Gold.png300g
  • Beach (2%)
  • Forest (1%)
  • Town (0.8%)
  • Fishing Chest
Dinosaur Egg.png
Dinosaur Egg A giant dino egg... The entire shell is still intact! Gold.png350g
  • Mines (1%)
  • Mountain (0.8%)
  • Fishing Chest
Rare Disc.png
Rare Disc A heavy black disc studded with peculiar red stones. When you hold it, you're overwhelmed with a feeling of dread. Gold.png300g
  • Mines (1%)
  • Fishing Chest
  • Drop from Bats, Shadow Brute, or Shadow Shaman
Ancient Sword.png
Ancient Sword It's the remains of an ancient sword. Most of the blade has turned to rust, but the hilt is very finely crafted. Gold.png100g
  • Forest (1%)
  • Mountain (0.8%)
  • Fishing Chest
Rusty Spoon.png
Rusty Spoon A plain old spoon, probably ten years old. Not very interesting. Gold.png25g
  • The Farm
  • Town (5%)
  • Fishing Chest
  • Mines/Skull Cavern (any level)
Rusty Spur.png
Rusty Spur An old spur that was once attached to a cowboy's boot. People must have been raising animals in this area for many generations. Gold.png25g
  • Fishing Chest
  • Farm (10%)
Rusty Cog.png
Rusty Cog A well preserved cog that must have been part of some ancient machine. This could be dwarven technology. Gold.png25g
  • Mountain (5%)
  • Mines/Skull Cavern (any level)
  • Fishing Chest
Chicken Statue.png
Chicken Statue It's a statue of a chicken on a bronze base. The ancient people of this area must have been very fond of chickens. Gold.png50g
  • Fishing Chest
  • Farm (10%)
Ancient Seed.png
Ancient Seed It's a dry old seed from some ancient plant. By all appearances it's long since dead... Gold.png5g
  • Forest (1%)
  • Mountain (1%)
  • Fishing Chest
  • Monster drop (Bug, Grub, Fly: 0.5%)
Prehistoric Tool.png
Prehistoric Tool Some kind of gnarly old digging tool. Gold.png50g
  • Bus Stop (4%)
  • Mountain (3%)
  • Forest (3%)
  • Fishing Chest
Dried Starfish.png
Dried Starfish A starfish from the primordial ocean. It's an unusually pristine specimen! Gold.png40g
  • Beach (10%)
  • Fishing Chest
Anchor.png
Anchor It may have belonged to ancient pirates. Gold.png100g
  • Beach (5%)
  • Fishing Chest
Glass Shards.png
Glass Shards A mixture of glass shards smoothed by centuries of ocean surf. These could have belonged to an ancient mosaic or necklace. Gold.png20g
  • Beach (10%)
  • Fishing Chest
Bone Flute.png
Bone Flute It's a prehistoric wind instrument carved from an animal's bone. It produces an eerie tone. Gold.png100g
  • Mines (2%)
  • Mountain (1%)
  • Forest (1%)
  • Town (0.5%)
  • Fishing Chest
Prehistoric Handaxe.png
Prehistoric Handaxe One of the earliest tools employed by humans. This "crude" tool was created by striking one rock with another to form a sharp edge. Gold.png50g
  • Mountain (5%)
  • Forest (5%)
  • Bus Stop (5%)
Dwarvish Helm.png
Dwarvish Helm It's one of the helmets commonly worn by dwarves. The thick metal plating protects them from falling debris and stalactites. Gold.png100g
Dwarf Gadget.png
Dwarf Gadget It's a piece of the advanced technology once known to the dwarves. It's still glowing and humming, but you're unable to understand how it works. Gold.png200g
Ancient Drum.png
Ancient Drum It's a drum made from wood and animal skin. It has a low, reverberating tone. Gold.png100g
Golden Mask.png
Golden Mask A creepy golden mask probably used in an ancient magic ritual. A socket in the forehead contains a large purple gemstone. Gold.png500g
  • Desert (4%)
Golden Relic.png
Golden Relic It's a golden slab with heiroglyphs and pictures emblazoned onto the front. Gold.png250g
  • Desert (8%)
Strange Doll (green).png
Strange Doll ??? Gold.png1,000g
  • Everywhere (Except Desert) (0.1%)
  • Mines/Skull Cavern (any level)
  • Fishing Chest
Strange Doll (yellow).png
Strange Doll ??? Gold.png1,000g
  • Everywhere (Except Desert) (0.1%)
  • Mines/Skull Cavern (any level)
  • Fishing Chest
Prehistoric Scapula.png
Prehistoric Scapula Commonly known as a "shoulder blade"... It's unclear what species it belonged to. Gold.png100g
  • Town (1%)
  • Forest (?%)
Prehistoric Tibia.png
Prehistoric Tibia A thick and sturdy leg bone. Gold.png100g
  • Forest (1%)
  • Railroad (?%)
Prehistoric Skull.png
Prehistoric Skull This is definitely a mammalian skull. Gold.png100g
  • Mountain (1%)
Skeletal Hand.png
Skeletal Hand It's a wonder all these ancient little pieces lasted so long. Gold.png100g
  • Beach (1%)
  • Backwoods (?%)
Prehistoric Rib.png
Prehistoric Rib Little gouge marks on the side suggest that this rib was someone's dinner. Gold.png100g
  • Town
  • Farm (1%)
Prehistoric Vertebra.png
Prehistoric Vertebra A segment of some prehistoric creature's spine. Gold.png100g
  • Bus Stop (1%)
Skeletal Tail.png
Skeletal Tail It's pretty short for a tail. Gold.png100g
  • Mines/Skull Cavern (any level)
  • Fishing Chest
Nautilus Fossil.png
Nautilus Fossil This must've washed up ages ago from an ancient coral reef. Gold.png80g
  • Beach (3%)
  • Fishing Chest
Amphibian Fossil.png
Amphibian Fossil The relatively short hind legs suggest some kind of primordial toad. Gold.png150g
  • Forest (1%)
  • Mountain (1%)
  • Fishing Chest
Palm Fossil.png
Palm Fossil Palm Fossils are relatively common, but this happens to be a particularly well-preserved specimen. Gold.png100g
  • Forest (1%)
  • Beach (1%)
  • Desert (10%)
Trilobite.png
Trilobite A long extinct relative of the crab. Gold.png50g
  • Forest (3%)
  • Beach (3%)
  • Mountain (3%)

Collection

Entries are added upon finding the artifact. The artifact does not need to be donated to the Museum or shipped via the shipping box to count towards the collection.

Note that artifacts found in Fishing Treasure Chests or obtained by tilling soil in the mines may not appear as found on the collections tab. Dragging the artifact outside the inventory window and allowing it to be taken back into inventory may correct this. Holding the artifact in inventory overnight may also correct this.

Artifacts.png
Dwarf Scroll I Dwarf Scroll II Dwarf Scroll III Dwarf Scroll IV Chipped Amphora Arrowhead Ancient Doll Elvish Jewelry Chewing Stick Ornamental Fan
Dinosaur Egg Rare Disc Ancient Sword Rusty Spoon Rusty Spur Rusty Cog Chicken Statue Ancient Seed Prehistoric Tool Dried Starfish
Anchor Glass Shards Bone Flute Prehistoric Handaxe Dwarvish Helm Dwarf Gadget Ancient Drum Golden Mask Golden Relic Strange Doll
Strange Doll Prehistoric Scapula Prehistoric Tibia Prehistoric Skull Skeletal Hand Prehistoric Rib Prehistoric Vertebra Skeletal Tail Nautilus Fossil Amphibian Fossil
Palm Fossil Trilobite
Dwarf Scroll I Dwarf Scroll II Dwarf Scroll III Dwarf Scroll IV Chipped Amphora Arrowhead Ancient Doll Elvish Jewelry Chewing Stick Ornamental Fan
Dinosaur Egg Rare Disc Ancient Sword Rusty Spoon Rusty Spur Rusty Cog Chicken Statue Ancient Seed Prehistoric Tool Dried Starfish
Anchor Glass Shards Bone Flute Prehistoric Handaxe Dwarvish Helm Dwarf Gadget Ancient Drum Golden Mask Golden Relic Strange Doll
Strange Doll Prehistoric Scapula Prehistoric Tibia Prehistoric Skull Skeletal Hand Prehistoric Rib Prehistoric Vertebra Skeletal Tail Nautilus Fossil Amphibian Fossil
Palm Fossil Trilobite

External Links

Users with access to their saved game files may find the "Stardew Valley Helpers" utility useful for predicting where artifact spots will appear, as well as what they will produce if dug up. The utility is located at: https://stardew.djomp.co.uk/