Explorations is the first comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access textbook for post-secondary biological anthropology courses, and the public.

The second edition was funded by the ASCCC OERI and the California State University, Chico – University Foundation. It was also supported by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and California State University Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) program.

The first edition was made possible by grants from Minnesota State Educational Innovations Grant, the ASCCC OERI, and the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC).

This project emerged from a dream to create a world-class biological anthropology introductory textbook that is 100% open and free. Motivated to eliminate the need for students to purchase costly textbooks, this textbook offers a no-cost option that is high-quality and adaptive.

Our team of managing editors consists of committed anthropology educators from all over the nation.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? The managing editors can be reached at: explorationstextbook@gmail.com

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