-Size: 7½"L x 5"W x 7½"H
-Species: Homo sapiens (“
-Notes: This human skull is complex: the totality of features is most suggestive that the individual was European; however, a reasonable differential analysis would include Hispanic individuals and some Asians (including especially an individual from India). Although generally gracile, the specimen is not definitively female. For this reason, it may serve as a good discussion piece in a classroom setting for the diagnostic limitations in the determination of sex.
-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...