Get a handful labeled anatomy of the human skull diagrams to assist your study about the anatomy of our skull. These printable anatomy diagrams are designed to guide you in studying the structure of the human skull. These skull diagrams use different colors to show different parts and also labels to show a number of important skull parts. Let’s start by the first anterior part of skull diagram provided below.
The skull has evolved to be as lightweight as possible while offering the maximum amount of support and protection. In order to be light, the skull is made up by flat and irregular bones, and has hollow spaces called the sinuses. It offers protection to the brain, eye balls, inner ears, and nasal passages. In the skull diagram provided above, it is shown that the anterior skull consists of the facial bones and provides the bony support for the eyes and structures of the face. This view of the skull is dominated by the openings of the orbits and the nasal cavity. Also seen are the upper and lower jaws, with their respective teeth. The following anatomy diagrams of the skull contain the parts of bones and lateral view of the skull.
The human skull can be divided into two sections, the cranium and the face. In most people, the cranium is made up of 8 bones and the face is made up of 14. Often, the ossicles of the ear and the hyoid bone are counted as part of the skull, giving the normal human skull 29 bones. The bones of the skull can be divided into two groups: those of the cranium (which can be subdivided the skullcap known as the calvarium, and the cranial base) and those of the face. The cranium (also known as the neurocranium), is formed by the superior aspect of the skull. It encloses and protects the brain, meninges and cerebral vasculature.
In the adult, the skull consists of 22 individual bones, 21 of which are immobile and united into a single unit. The 22nd bone is the mandible (lower jaw), which is the only moveable bone of the skull. All these pictures are printable and you are also provided the worksheets or unlabeled versions of the diagrams. Learn more about the other human body structure and anatomy diagrams by browsing through our latest posts or looking it up on the search column!