15 Anthropology


Introduction to Anthropology

This peer-reviewed textbook introduces students to biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology, and archaeology. As an OpenStax book it includes many instructor resources.

Includes: Learning outcomes, key terms, summaries, critical thinking questions, instructor’s manual, slides, test bank

Cultural Anthropology

Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology, 2nd Ed.

This peer-reviewed textbook is a collection of chapters on the essential topics in cultural anthropology. Each author has written from their experiences working as an anthropologist and that personal touch makes for an accessible introduction to cultural anthropology. Reviews available through the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Learning objectives, discussion questions, and glossary

The Art of Being Human: A Textbook for Cultural Anthropology

This Anthropology textbook has been positively reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in cultural anthropology. Reviews available at the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Challenges

Cultural Anthropology

Based on the Lumen Learning course of the same title, this text offers an introduction to the study of human cultures, their beliefs, practices, values, ideas, technologies, economies and other domains of social and cognitive organization through first-hand experience or participant observation within living populations of humans.

Includes: Key terms and concepts

ECHO: Ethnographic, Cultural and Historical Overview of Yukon’s First Peoples

This textbook offers an introduction to Yukon First Nations peoples, with references in each section for readers interested in learning more. Please note that although this book is free to read and redistribute, it is not licensed for editing or remixing.

Includes: Activities, interviews with researchers

Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology (Libre Texts)

This text covers introductory biological anthropology concepts, including evolution theory, non-human primates, and human evolution.

Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology

A comprehensive, peer-reviewed open access textbook for biological anthropology courses.

Includes: Special topics, review questions, key terms


Introduction to Archaeology: A Workbook

Introduction to Archaeology: A Workbook, is designed to assist students in a Intro to Archaeology course by giving them questions and assignments to reinforce what is learned in the classroom lectures.

Digging into Archaeology: A Brief OER Introduction to Archaeology with Activities

This book is intended for use in a variety of introductory archaeology settings, such as in lectures and lab courses. This text can complement an existing traditional text or completely replace a standard text. It can be used for its activities or as a study resource.

Includes: Activities, study questions

Introduction to Human Osteology

This text covers introductory human osteology concepts. Reviews are available through the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Glossary

Linguistic Anthropology

How Language Works (Gasser)

This LibreTexts looks at a range of introductory topics and themes related to linguistics, the science of language. It examines some of the biases we all have concerning language and uses this as a base for its exploration.

Includes: exercises, instructor and student resources.

Languages and Worldview

Asking and answering questions about what culture entails and examines the fundamental properties and intertwining nature of language and culture. This text explores linguistic relativity, lexical differences among languages and intercultural communication, including high and low contexts. Reviews available from the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Videos, transcripts, and exercises

Indigenous Languages, in Essentials of Linguistics, 2nd Ed.

This chapter features an interview with Mohawk scholar David Kanatawakhon-Maracle, divided into multiple videos with transcripts.

Includes: Practice questions

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