Open Educational Resources and Anthropology

The curated collection of OER provided below was developed by the ASCCC OERI Anthropology Discipline Lead. If you are interested in seeing how available OER might be used to develop an anthropology associate degree for transfer that is a zero textbook cost (“ZTC”) degree, please see OER and the Anthropology TMC.

Archived Anthropology Webinars

Introduction to Biological Anthropology (C-ID ANTH 110)

Biological Anthropology Laboratory (C-ID ANTH 115 L)

  • Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology – Lab Manual (American Anthropological Association, 2021) (CC BY-NC 4.0)

    Materials-based and virtual labs, as well as in-class activities, to accompany each Explorations chapter. Multi-authored labs/activities include:

    • Learning objectives
    • List of required supplies
    • Instructions for faculty
    • Estimated duration
    • Student worksheets
    • Reference to the corresponding Explorations chapter and other readings
    • Consistent format and style
  • Biological Anthropology – Laboratory Activities – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC-SA)

    A collection of labs covering: bone identification; Hardy-Weinberg; primates; bone injuries; hominin cranium comparison. Recommended to be used with Biological Anthropology coursework. From the author: The instructor is expected to present the base material that students will need to complete each activity. This allows the instructor to mold the activities to their own approach. Students will need an assigned text to assist with these activities…The contents of this manuscript are available by means of Creative Commons. They may be used free of charge as long as this author and all other copyright holders are given credit for their work. Should you have any activities you wish to add to this manual, and make available under creative commons to other instructors, please notify this author.

  • General Biology Labs – LibreTexts (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)

    There are various resources listed here that may provide lab materials for Biological Anthropology lab courses, or background readings/resources for such courses.

Intro to Cultural Anthropology (C-ID ANTH 120)

Intro to Linguistic Anthropology (C-ID ANTH 130)

    No resources identified.

Intro to Archaeology (C-ID ANTH 150)

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

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This page was last updated on September 21, 2023.