-Size: 6½"L x 5"W x 6½"H
-Species: Homo sapiens (“
-Notes: The age of the skull was determined by referring to the natural bone specimen and a panoramic radiograph, both of which suggest an age range of 5-9 years. There are 12 teeth in the maxillary arcade and 12 teeth in the mandibular arcade. The radiograph reveals that the apices of the mandibular permanent incisor and first molar roots are almost completely formed. Calcification of the crowns of the permanent canines, premolars and second molars is complete. The spheno-occipital synchondrosis is open.
-Size: 7¾"L x 5¼"W x 5½"H -Species: Homo sapiens (“Wise Man”) -Notes: This female skull from Bolivia, reported to be 1200 years old, is of interest to physical anthropologists as well as to paleopathologists. In addition to showing trephination, the skull also exhibits cranial deformation (elongation due to being bound). The skull...
-Size: 10½"L x 5½"W x 9½"H -Species: Homo sapiens (“Wise Man”) -Notes: This extraordinary trauma skull was found exposed by road equipment on a ranch in Chama, New Mexico. The skeleton was destroyed, but the skull and artifact remained in place and intact. The ax head is consistent with material culture of...
-Size: 8"L x 6"W x 8"H -Species: Homo sapiens (“Wise Man”) -Notes: Aged somewhere between 72 AD and 472 AD, this skull was unearthed near the Coliseum in Rome, Italy. This skull is from a formal grave yard for known coliseum gladiators. Experts infer from the skull, that the individual was a...