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In this paper I am going to discuss how anthropology is a science I am also going to explain how Jane Goodall is a scientist with her works with chimpanzees and how that is known as primatology I will also look at the order primates in correspondence with Jane Goodalls book on primates specifically the chimpanzee Anthropology is a science it has four aspects in which you can study Anthropology takes a look at humankind and with its subdiciplines you can break down individual societies into four parts Physical anthropology archaeology linguistic anthropology and cultural anthropology allows you to break down specific things in a culture past present and to make predictions about thing in the future Empirical data is also important because the objects that they study are what make anthropology a scienceAnthropology is a social science similar to sociology psychology and economics What they learn and observe is taken from research For example an archaeologist will search through ancient empirical data and observe what they find to evaluate and note how one thing relates to another Anthropology being a science uses the scientific method to evaluate data that they have found or have observed where in science a hypothesis is created and then somehow a theory is made In taking a theory it sometimes can be wrong and afterwards will be changed to fit the new standard which is an ongoing process This could be known as the scientific processIn the book In the Shadow of Man Jane Goodall specifically deals with primatology Primatology is the study of primates She studies observes and finally is accepted by the chimpanzees at the Gombe Stream therefore becomes a primatologist In doing this she describes how she took notes and recorded her findings and observations throughout her day Then she tells us how during endless nights she would retype her findings to be clearer She describes these observations in great detail specifically showing which
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