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An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology

Inver Hills Community College


An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology Book CoverBackground 

Inver Hills Community College faculty, in partnership with faculty from California State University, the University of Hawaii, and Grossmont College, collaboratively authored an open textbook to support student learning in the field of biological anthropology. This textbook is a first-of-its-kind creation for the discipline. 

Using sustaining funding, a lab and activities book to accompany the open access textbook will be created.



Type of Grant Received through Minnesota State Innovation Funding 

Large Seed Grant - $24,900 

Sustaining Grant - $10,000 




Katie Nelson 

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