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Field Notes

Scientists in many disciplines take extensive notes during their field work:

  • Archeologists
  • Anthropologists
  • Linguists
  • Biologists
  • Botanists
  • Geologists

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Notes from an entomologist on the types of butterflies observed during a field trip.
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Notes from an archeologist in Ghana on the types of stone tools found during an excavation, and their exact location.