They also document their work so that other researchers can duplicate it.But many anthropologists also conduct informal kinds of research, including impromptu discussions with and observations of the peoples they study.
There is a greater part of man’s unwritten past that archaeology has managed to unravel.
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Traditionally, however, much anthropological research involves long-term, direct observation of and participation in the life of another culture.
This practice, known as participant observation, gives anthropologists a chance to get an insiders view of how and why other people do what they do.