-Size: 8"L x 5"W x 7"H
-Species: Homo sapiens (“
-Notes: This human skull displays the trauma inflicted by at least one shotgun round. One gaping defect on the occiput involves the lambda; internal beveling is palpable along the edges of the wound. The second defect is along the sagittal suture just below the coronal suture; subtle scalloping is along the edges of this defect, and shallow internal beveling is palpable. Fractures radiate from both defects. It's not possible to definitively state whether these are entry and exit wounds of one shot or the result of two shotgun blasts.
-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...