Section V. THE SKULL
The skull (figures 2-27, 2-28, 2-29, 2-30, and 2-31) is supported by the vertebral
column. It is divided into two parts: the cranium, which lodges and protects the brain,
and the facial skeleton. The cranium is composed of eight bones: one frontal, two
parietal, two temporal, one occipital, one sphenoid, and one ethmoid. The facial
skeleton is composed of 14 bones: two nasal bones, two lacrimal bones, two zygomatic
bones, two maxillae, two palatine bones, two inferior nasal conchae, one vomer, and
Figure 2-27. Frontal view of the skull.