Learn the anatomy of the human skull with the help of these skull diagrams. There are various human skull diagrams that you can directly save and print for your study aid. All of the diagrams were collected from the best sources with the highest quality. Check out all of the skull diagrams in the images below.
As you can see in the human skull diagram above, the human skull is generally considered to consist of twenty-two bones—eight cranial bones and fourteen facial skeleton bones. In the neurocranium, these are the occipital bone, two temporal bones, two parietal bones, the sphenoid, ethmoid and frontal bones. The human supports the structures of the face and forms a cavity for the brain. Like the skulls of other vertebrates, it protects the brain from injury. Now study each part of the skull provided in the diagram below.
The skull consists of three parts, of different embryological origin—the neurocranium, the sutures, and the facial skeleton. The neurocranium (or braincase) forms the protective cranial cavity that surrounds and houses the brain and brainstem. The upper areas of the cranial bones from the calvaria (skullcap). The membranous viscerocranium includes the mandible. The sutures are fairly rigid joint between bones of the neurocranium. The facial skeleton is formed by the bones supporting the face.
These human skull diagrams are illustrations of the human head’s skeleton that can be used for educational purposes. These can also be used for display purposes in doctors’ offices or as part of a presentation. Click on the image to download and print a diagram of the human skull!