Try any one of the following and you’re guaranteed to find out…
Top of the list, has to be writing this list. ‘Thanks a million Dingo!’ they’re probably thinking, ‘Now everyone knows what buttons to press!!!’ Sorry fellow archaeology folks. I’m compelled to tell the truth no matter how unpalatable. It’s a public service.
Ah yes. A classic of its genre. Archaeologists actually really enjoy answering this one. The first million times. Even the second, third and fourth it’s kinda cute. But by the fifth million, that’s when the cracks begin to show, and the sixth? Well, just don’t say we didn’t warn you…
GOD IN HEAVEN WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!?!
Completely ineffective at parties, but cast it merrily from the trench edge and you’re on to a winner. At first it’s just not funny, but don’t let that put you off. Just keep repeating it, over and over again. It’ll get funny eventually.
No, no of course it isn’t – everyone knows archaeology’s part of the planning process, factored into the development cycle from the beginning to make sure progress stays on track. But it’s just a joke, right? Of course. Just make sure you don’t say this ‘joke’ stood next to any deep holes. It can get very, very slippy.
Say the following words, with no deviation, hesitation (but plenty of repetition).
“That was fascinating. Looks like it’s my round. Fancy another?”
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