I'm currently over 200 Arch, have gotten the Fossilized Hatchling
and I Had It in My Hand
I love all the Indiana Jones references in this profession.
Currently trying to get to 525 as fast as possible in Archaeology while mixing in some leveling so I don't burn out.
Don't assemble any projects until you're 100+. Mount up if the light is red, run/walk if it's yellow/green.
Red lights can be misleading, but will eventually get you to a yellow/green. It'll get more intuitive as you go, and start to learn how it works.
Stick to one continent as much as you can, pre-300. It shortens travel times. Post-300, you have to go to outland, so meh.
Don't try to finish one project to the exclusion of others. Hit every single dig site you can.
Most of all don't worry about rushing. It's ridiculously chancy what dig sites you get. Edited, Dec 7th 2010 8:16pm by Theophany