Minecraft Archaeology: Update 1.17 New Caves & Cliffs Feature Explained
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Minecraft Archaeology: Update 1.17 New Caves & Cliffs Feature Explained

Gemma Le Conte
8 October 2020

Time to get digging in the new update with archaeology!

The Minecraft Live event wowed many with the Caves and Cliffs update.

The update should be going live sometime around the summer of 2021.

We can't wait to get stuck in and get our hands dirty.

Speaking of getting hands dirty, archaeology will be coming to the game! Get those excavation brushes out.

Here's everything you need to know about archaeology so far!


Time to get your brushes out, archaeology is here.

You'll find excavations site dotted around the map with chests nearby that contain brushes.

Brushes are used to excavate different items in the excavation sites.

You can make brushes yourself with certain materials, we aren't entirely sure what they will be yet.

Using the tool your brush away specific blocks such as gravel or dirt.

If you don't properly excavate a site then you can risk destroying whatever is inside to be discovered.

You can find items such as Ceramic Shards or even blocks of emerald!

Ceramic shards can be put together to create a pot, you do so by creating one over a fire pit and you can light the pit using flint and steel.

That's all we really know so far about archaeology in the Minecraft new update.

We'll keep you updated if we find out anything more!

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