Fable 2 Guide - The Archaeologist
Select this in the menu and head to Bowerstone and Fairfax Gardens. The female archaeologist is working in the grass to the right as you enter from the town centre. She has a collection of artifacts that need finding spread across Albion. If you're just playing the main story as much as possible, you should only need to take on one of her requests.
The first artifact couldn't be easier. In case you didn't work it out from the note she gives you, head to Bowerstone Old Town and follow your dog to the artifact. This is the basic formula for every quest she gives you – fast travelling to where you think/know it is also works. Follow your dog to the dig spot to collect the first note, then return to the archaeologist and give it to her for a healthy 75 renown.
Finding the first artifact
The second artifact is located in Rookridge for 100 renown and the third at Bowerstone Cemetary for 125 renown. Another six open up later on in the game (after returning from your 'journey'), and the final four when the game is completed. You are then given access to a tomb with the prize The Archon's Dream gem, which fetches a large price. You can kill Belle for the evil alternative, earning 50 evil points and 30 corruption. Giving her the artifact nets 50 purity points. Overall you can get a heap of good points for each artifact found too.
With the renown in the bag, we can now return to the abbot at the Temple of Light in Oakfield as we resume The Ritual quest.