With all due respect, I feel your statement is a little pompous! Look up the word 'excavation' in any dictionary....
/ˈek.skə.veɪt/ v [I or T]
• to remove earth that is covering very old objects buried in the ground in order to discover things about the past
• to dig a hole or channel in the ground, especially with a machine
(quoted from the Cambridge Dictionary)
Therefore, if anyone is taking the term out of context.... it is you sir!
I appreciate that you may well be professionally trained in archaeology, and closely guard archaeological terms.... but PLEASE don't jump on our backs for using the term 'excavate' loosely!
NO... we're not professionally trained!
AND NO... we probably don't record finds as vigorously as archaeologists!
BUT... we do carry out our digs with great planning, care and respect!
Maybe acknowledging those points will possibly begin to eradicate some of your narrow-minded, pompous, and ignorant views!