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Past societies and cultures

Is it possible to understand past societies and cultures? Why or why not or to what extent is it possible?

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First I think it is completely possible to understand other socieites and cultures, however, I believe that it is a completely personal view and involves whether one or one's society is willing to dig into different socieites and cultures.

On the basis of cultures and socities that still are alive and vibrant today, I think that it is completely possible and rather easy to understand the culture if one is an open minded person and willing to immerse one's self into the culture. The ...