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Open Educational Resources (OER/ZTC/LTC)

This guide provides information about OER and a basic primer about copyright and fair use for instruction

Anthropology OER - Textbooks

Anthropology OER - Textbooks

Biological Anthropology - Laboratory Activities

  • By Alex A.G. Taub

Cultural Anthropology

  • Written by Tracy Evans, Santa Ana College.  This is from Lumen Learning, 2017.

Cultural Anthropology/ Human Rights

  • From wiki books-  they offer a pdf and print version.

Digging into Archaeology 

  • A modular workbook sponsored by ASCCC-OERI

Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology

The History of Our Tribe: Hoinini

  • Written by Barbara Welker, published 2017, html, epub, pdf, and itunes formats available.

Introduction to Paleoanthropology

  • From wiki books-  they offer a pdf and print version.

Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology OER - Supplemental Resources

Anthropology OER - Supplemental Resources

Registry of Anthropological Data Wiki

  • Links to many digital anthropological collections.

Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology

  • Links to Collections and Archives, Online Databases, Online Exhibits, and more from the Smithsonian Institution.

AAA Anthropology Resources on the Internet

  • A list of internet resources from the American Anthropological Association, divided into general subject areas.

The Silk Road - Open access journal (free but most articles are copyrighted).

American Memory

  • American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.

College Open Textbooks

  • Some anthropology-specific free textbooks.

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