This specimen is a skull prepared as a teaching tool for medical students. With its simple autopsy cut for easy removal of the skull cap, this skull is perfect for understanding the inner structure of the cranium. It also features jaw springs, for the articulation of the mandible. This piece was prepared by the osteological company Adam, Rouilly. This individual has a metopic suture (diving the front bone, or forehead) present, which is more common in European ancestries, but unusual for a skull to have in adulthood. The metopic suture is usually obliterated, or completely fused together by 8 years of age. There is antemortem, or before death, tooth loss as well as resorption of the alveolar processes, suggesting this individual had poor dental health. Originally donated by an individual for the advancement of medical science, this skull has now found its way from an educational device to the public market. Responsibly sourced, beautifully preserved, and thoughtfully selected, this skull is the perfect item for the respectful bone collector or medical student.
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