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The Archaeologist suit is a RIG suit that was used by S.C.A.F. scientists and archaeologists on Tau Volantis. It is found by the elevator to the power generator for the furnace in Chapter 11 of Dead Space 3.


"The archaelogist suit is woven with puncture-resistant micro-fibers for increased physical protection and body heat retention."
—Suit Kiosk description

The suit has an orange and yellow color scheme, likely for additional visibility during blizzards on the Tau Volantis Dig Site. The jacket of the suit is heavily padded with additional elbow pads leading up to the shoulders to prevent movement restriction in the arms. Several strings and pouches line the belt and pant legs of the suit to hold additional mining tools or excavation materials. Like the Arctic Survival Suit, it has a synthetic fiber collar for increased heat protection. The helmet of the suit has 3 flashlight and an exceptionally bright eye lights, seemingly for use of easy identification of artifacts even in pitch darkness.



  • The flashlight on the side of the suit's helmet has a metal clip on the lens to keep it in place.
  • Finding the suit near the half-thawed Nexus, one would assume it was used by the scientists to study it and navigate inside of the creature.
  • Carver's Archaeologist Suit is just a recolored version of Isaac's Arctic Survival Suit, while Carver's Arctic Survival Suit is a recolored version of Isaac's Archaeologist Suit.
  • On the green pouch on lower-back area of the suit, an ID-card is visible, presumably belonging to either Isaac or the suit's original owner.