Technology and Learning Program

Interactive 3D Skull Module

Turhon Murad PhD
Department of Anthropology

Click on a part of the skull to view an interactive 3D quicktime movie.

The human head is comprised of 23 different bones. The Cranium, also called the "Skull," describes the skeleton that comprises all of the bones of the head, face and lower jaw (i.e., the mandible). In an adult, various bones of the cranium are paired (i.e., consist of a left and a right) while others which cross the mid-sagittal plane are unpaired.

Paired Cranial: Parietals, Temporals

Unpaired Cranial: Frontal, Occipital, Sphenoid, Ethmoid

Paired Facial: Lacrimals, Nasals, Zygomatics, Maxillae, Palatines, Inferior Nasal Conchae

Unpaired Facial: Vomer, Mandible, Hyoid

These are Quicktime movies and need Quicktime 3 to view.

Skull

skull

Frontal

frontal

Maxilla

maxilla

Mandible

mandible

Sphenoid

sphenoid

Temporal

temporal

Occipital

occipital

Zygomatics

zygomatics

Parietal

parietal

Ethmoidial

ethmoid

QTVR
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tiny

Patatines

palatine