This Sapiens Investigation and Breakthrough Guide will tell you what you need to Investigate in order to unlock new Roles!
How Sapiens Investigation and Breakthrough Works
- Investigate an item or object.
- Note: This may require the use of a Tool or Workbench, and you may have to Investigate something else first.
- Once the Investigation is complete, you'll get a Breakthrough that unlocks a new Role.
- You can now assign the new Role to your Sapiens.
How to Unlock Sapiens Investigations and Roles
You can only complete a Sapiens Investigation by Investigating the correct item with the correct prerequisites completed and the right Tools or Workbenches available. Here's how to unlock all of the Roles:
Quicklinks: Fire Lighting | Rock Knapping | Basic Hunting
Thatch Building | Pottery | Butchery | Flax Spinning | Tree Felling
Digging | Bone Carving | Flint Knapping | Wood Working | Threshing
Basic Cooking | Tool Assembly | Wood Building | Planting | Music
Grinding | Mud Brick Building | Spear Hunting | Mining | Baking
Ceramics | Brick Building | Tiling
How to Unlock Fire Lighting in Sapiens
You can unlock Fire Lighting by Investigating a Stick.
Fire Lighting Unlocks
How to Unlock Rock Knapping in Sapiens
You can unlock Rock Knapping by Investigating a Rock.
Rock Knapping Unlocks
- Small Rock
- Stone Hand Axe
- Stone Knife
- Stone Spear Head
- Stone Pickaxe Head
How to Unlock Basic Hunting in Sapiens
You can unlock Basic Hunting by Investigating a Chicken with a Small Rock Tool.
Basic Hunting Unlocks
- Allows you to hunt small prey like Chickens.
How to Unlock Thatch Building in Sapiens
You can unlock Thatch Building by Investigating Hay.
Thatch Building Unlocks
- Thatch Hut/Roof
- Thatch Square Wall
- Thatch Roof Wall
- Thatch Wall with Door
- Large Thatch Roof Corner
- Thatch Wall
- Thatch Wall Single Window
- Large Thatch Roof
- Thatch Short Wall"
How to Unlock Pottery in Sapiens
You can unlock Pottery by Investigating Clay.
- Mud Brick
- Unfired Urn
How to Unlock Butchery in Sapiens
You can unlock Butchery by Investigating a dead Animal with a Knife.
- Butcher Alpaca
- Butcher Chicken
- Butcher Mammoth
How to Unlock Flax Spinning in Sapiens
You can unlock Flax Spinning by Investigating Dry Flax.
Flax Spinning Unlocks
- Flax Twine
How to Unlock Tree Felling in Sapiens
You can unlock Tree Feeling by Investigating a Tree with a Hand Axe.
Tree Felling Unlocks
- Allows you to cut down Trees.
How to Unlock Digging in Sapiens
You can unlock Digging by Investigating the ground with a Hand Axe.
- Ability to dig up the ground.
- Clay Path
- Rock Path
- Sand Path
- Soil Path
How to Unlock Bone Carving in Sapiens
You can unlock Bone Carving by Investigating a Bone with a Knife.
Bone Carving Unlocks
- Bone Knife
- Bone Spear Head
- Bone Flute
How to Unlock Flint Knapping in Sapiens
You can unlock Flint Knapping by Investigating a piece of Flint.
Flint Knapping Unlocks
- Flint Spear Head
- Flint Hand Axe
- Flint Knife
- Flint Pickaxe Head
How to Unlock Wood Working in Sapiens
You can unlock Wood Working by Investigating a Log after you've felled a Tree.
Wood Working Unlocks
- Split Log
- Log Drum
How to Unlock Threshing in Sapiens
You can unlock Threshing by Investigating a piece of Wheat.
- Quern Stone
- Hulled Wheat
How to Unlock Basic Cooking in Sapiens
You can unlock Basic Cooking by Investigating a Beetroot, Pumpkin, Chicken Meat, Alpaca Meat, or Mammoth Meat with a lit Campfire.
Basic Cooking Unlocks
- Campfire Roasted Beetroot
- Campfire Roasted Pumpkin
- Cooked Mammoth Meat
- Cooked Alpaca Meat
- Cooked Chicken Meat
How to Unlock Tool Assembly in Sapiens
You can unlock Tool Assembly by Investigating either a Branch, Flax Twine, or a Tool Head (Hand Axe, Spear Head, etc.) after having Investigated Flax Spinning.
Tool Assembly Unlocks
- Stone Hatchet
- Stone Spear
- Stone Pickaxe
- Flint Spear
- Bone Spear
- Flint Pickaxe
- Flint Hatchet
How to Unlock Wood Building in Sapiens
You can unlock Wood Building by Investigating a Split Log.
Wood Building Unlocks
- Split Log Hut/Roof
- Split Log Bench
- Split Log Wall with Door
- Split Log Floor 4x4
- Split Log Wall with Large Window
- Split Log Wall
- Split Log Steps 2x2 Half Floor
- Split Log Roof Wall
- Split Log Square Wall
- Split Log Floor 2x2
- Split Log Steps 2x3 Single Floor
- Split Log Short Wall
How to Unlock Planting in Sapiens
You can unlock Planting by Investigating any Farming Crop with a Hand Axe.
- Allows planting of Crops.
How to Unlock Music in Sapiens
You can unlock Music by Investigating a Log Drum, Bone Flute, or Balafon.
- Ability for Sapiens to play Music.
How to Unlock Grinding in Sapiens
You can unlock Grinding by Investigating Hulled Wheat with a Quern-Stone.
How to Unlock Mud Brick Building in Sapiens
You can unlock Mud Brick Building by Investigating a Dry Mud Brick.
Mud Brick Building Unlocks
- Mudbrick Floor 4x4
- Mudbrick Floor 2x2
- Mudbrick Column
- Mudbrick Wall
- Mudbrick Square Wall
- Mudbrick Wall With Door
- Mudbrick Half Wall
- Mudbrick Wall with Large Window
How to Unlock Spear Hunting in Sapiens
You can unlock Spear Hunting by Investigating an Alpaca or Mammoth using a Spear.
Spear Hunting Unlocks
- Ability to hunt large Animals like Alpaca and Mammoth.
How to Unlock Mining in Sapiens
You can unlock Mining by Investigating a Boulder with a Pickaxe.
- Allows you to Mine Boulders.
How to Unlock Baking in Sapiens
You can unlock Baking by Investigating Flour with a lit Campfire.
- Bread Dough
How to Unlock Ceramics in Sapiens
You can unlock Ceramics by Investigating an Unfired Urn with a lit Kiln.
- Fired Urn
- Unfired Tile
How to Unlock Brick Building in Sapiens
You can unlock Brick Building by Investigating a Fired Brick.
Brick Building Unlocks
- Brick Half Wall
- Brick Wall
- Brick Square Wall
- Brick Wall with Door
- Brick Wall with Large Window
How to Unlock Tiling in Sapiens
You can unlock Tiling by Investigating a Tile.
- Tile Floor 2x2
- Tile Hut/Roof
- Tile Path
- Tile Floor 4x4
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