The skull

The skull rests upon the upper end of the vertebral column, weighs around 11 pounds and consists of 22 bones. Eight bones make up the skull or cranium and 14 bones form the facial skeleton. The skull encloses and protects the brain and provides a surface attachment for various muscles of the skull.

Frontal Sphenoid Temporal

Frontal Sphenoid Temporal

Parietal

Occipital

Parietal

Occipital

Fig 3.3 Bones of the skull

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