A popular misconception is that they study fossils or dinosaurs (this is Paleantology)but this is not true. Many male archaeologists have beards, and they are considered as "weird" from most of the population.
"Archaeology can you dig it"
"Archaeology, it's dirty and we like it"
"Archeology a career in ruins"
Random Government/Tribal official: that is too bad, because even though these remains are 20,000 years old I still believe they could be a native american ancestor and therefore I am going to prevent you from studying anything at this site so I can make sure that the government pays to just rebury everything. sorry for your bad luck but my feelings come before breakthrough studies beneficial to all humans"
Token Archaeologist: "I have some rope and a harness in my bag."
Person in Street: "I'm having a heart attack!"
Passing Archaeologist: "Here, take my spare defibrillator."