As almost any archaeologist can tell you, one of the most common reactions that one gets from many people when they hear that you are an archaeologist is the question: “Have you ever found a dinosaur?”
Now, boys and girls, archaeologists DON’T excavate dinosaurs – Paleontologists do that (the last dinosaurs bit the dust around about 63 million years ago – about 55 million years BEFORE the appearance of the first hominims… [and see here for the newest theory on their disappearance :-)). Archaeologists only study the material remains of humans, their cultures and environments (and as Indiana Jones knows, occasionally, also that of aliens…).
This is such a repetitive issue, that there even is a company that makes a special t-shirt for this!
Nevertheless, even though I DON’T excavate dinosaurs, I came upon this funny little clip about Paleontologists.