- Main article: List of logs in Dead Space 3
Artifacts are a type of Text Log scattered throughout the New Horizons Lunar Colony, USM Eudora; the Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces Flotilla (Roanoke, Greeley, Terra Nova) and Tau Volantis. Artifacts are used to expound upon and provide a general background on the events that have unfolded prior to the events of the game's beginning.
Acquiring all artifacts counts toward "The Professor" achievement. There are a total of forty Artifacts found in the game. Artifacts come in four different types: EarthGov, Unitologist, S.C.A.F. and Alien.