I actually got it my first Canopic Jar 6 solves in, and it contained the recipe for the Vial of the Sands. Needless to say I was very happy. I also got the Pendant of the Scarab Storm on my second solve.
Just a side note on archy. Does anyone feel like they still get loads of racial digsites when they have completed a race? I myself completed my last nelf rare the other day but still 3/4 of my digsites that appear are nelf (though I have seen an increase in tol'vir digs admittidly). Just wondering other diggers views on it?
There is a significant drop in the digsites after you complete the race, but you can still get alot of them. I completed night elf a long time ago, and before 4.1 i'd had times where i had 25+ night elf dig sites in a row, only to get 1 fossil site, then back to 3 hours of nothing but night elf. since 4.1 only about 3 or 4 time have I had all 4 sites up at once, and the longest i think i went was 6 night elf sites in a row.
How many solves has it taken people to get the Fossil shield? I have 151 Fossil solves total (didn't count how many I had pre 4.1 but the majority of them have been 4.1). A guildy got the shield a few days ago in around 55 solves.