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Unformatted text preview: The history of Ethnography Anthropology did not really start officially until the late 1800s. The concept of fieldwork and studies did not hold a value until much later. At the start of studding human behavior there was no need for large scale studies and tests, anthropologists concentrated on small scale societies that had been well established before the large, technologically advanced European culture. Decades later the fieldwork became a task that the amateurs did. Many anthropologists were travelers, explorers, missionaries and colonial officers who kept a diary of what they saw in their adventures. The new theories then were formed by so called armchair anthropologists who have not done any fieldwork just voiced there opinion on work that the amateurs had done....
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- Spring '08