Excavated Bones

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The subject of this article is from the Visions update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 22 November, 2018.
Exceptional Skeleton
Exceptional Skeleton
Category Artifact
Type Excavated Bones
Total Value 1,950,135.5 Units.png
Used for Trading, Trading (High Value)
Release Visions

Excavated Bones is a type of Artifact.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Excavated Bones is one of several types of Artifacts and it is a reward for interacting with Ancient Bones found at Natural Burial Site‎‎s.

Game description[edit | edit source]

These are the possible game descriptions for Excavated Bones. One of the following is randomly chosen when an artifact is procedurally generated.

The sequence is taken from the game file.

Common[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXX years old.
    A motley assortment of bones from a long-extinct creature. Tell-tale pitting on this sample points to it having been consumed, digested, and expelled by some larger predator.
  2. Approximately XXX years old.
    These delicate, hollow bones once comprised part of a truly enormous wingspan. A true terror of the skies, reduced to a few handfuls of calcium.
  3. Approximately XXX years old.
    Most of this skeleton has been lost to time. Only a very few bones - remarkable in size - remain to tell the story of this creature's living existence.
  4. Approximately XXX years old.
    A small collection of bones from an ancient creature. Significant erosion around the joints suggests that this specimen endured much physical hardship during life.
  5. Approximately XXX years old.
    This partial skeleton must have belonged to a creature with advanced healing capacities, as the bones show clear evidence of having been broken and repaired many times over.

Uncommon[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXXX years old.
    This complete set of vertebrae from a multi-headed creature raises more questions than it answers. A curious find.
  2. Approximately XXXX years old.
    These unusually dense and robust bones feature an oversized set of tusks. Whether they were used for defence or predation, it is difficult to determine.
  3. Approximately XXXX years old.
    The skull in this collection of bones boasts an unusual number of eye sockets. What challenges did this creature face in life to prompt the development of so many eyes?

Rare[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXXX years old.
    This intact skeleton was found buried with another, tragically smaller, variation of the same form. It is impossible to tell whether the adult creature or its young perished first.
  2. Approximately XXXX years old.
    Evident from this ravaged collection of bones is the grim, fascinating story of the metastasis of a long-eradicated disease.
  3. Approximately XXXX years old.
    A manufactured artifact adorned this magnificent skeleton in death. Was this once an intelligent lifeform? A beloved pet? The bones alone are inconclusive, but this is nonetheless a remarkable find.

Modifier and value ranges[edit | edit source]

The table shows the modifier and value ranges. There is no correlation between the modifier and the value, both are randomly chosen within their ranges.

Icon Rarity Modifier Modifier with text Base value Total value
PRODUCT.BONES.COMMON.png Common 250-500 250-500 years 50,000 - 110,000 Units.png 57,500 - 126,500 Units.png
PRODUCT.BONES.UNCOMMON.png Uncommon 600-1100 600-1100 years 200,000 - 650,000 Units.png 230,000 - 747,500 Units.png
PRODUCT.BONES.RARE.png Rare 1400-3000 1400-3000 years 700,000 - 1,700,000 Units.png 805,000 - 1,955,000 Units.png

Top 5 List[edit | edit source]

The following items are the most valuable Excavated Bones discovered. If your artifact doesn't qualify for this list, it still should be added to the Artifact Research page for additional scientific study.

To qualify for this list, the following items apply:
  * The value of the artifact must be greater than the 5th item on the list.
  * A screenshot of the information panel need to be added. (Use the Upload file page to upload a screenshot)
  * If you are unsure how to properly edit this page, please add your discovery to the Artifact Research page.

Top 5 - Rare[edit | edit source]

Top 5 - Uncommon[edit | edit source]

Top 5 - Common[edit | edit source]

Name generation[edit | edit source]

The names are procedurally generated with certain terms using the following option: 1. Adjective + Noun.

The sequence is taken from the game file.

Adjective[edit | edit source]

The following list is valid for Common and Uncommon rarities.

  1. Ancient
  2. Charred
  3. Cracked
  4. Chipped
  5. Yellowed
  6. Aged
  7. Grubby
  8. Curious
  9. Crumbling
  10. Timeworn
  11. Peculiar
  12. Intriguing
  13. Worn
  14. Imperfect


The following list is valid for Rare rarity.

  1. Magnificent
  2. Intact
  3. Finely-preserved
  4. Unique
  5. Bizarre
  6. Rare
  7. Exceptional

Noun[edit | edit source]

The following list is valid for Common and Uncommon rarities.

  1. Bones
  2. Bone Fragments
  3. Partial Skeleton
  4. Skeletal Fragments


The following list is valid for Rare rarity.

  1. Skeleton

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • The game descriptions and the name generation are extracted from the 1.77 version of NMS_UPDATE3_ENGLISH.MBIN game file, while the modifier and value ranges are extracted from the 1.77 version of PROCEDURALPRODUCTTABLE.MBIN game file.

Release history[edit | edit source]