found on each side of the cranum, form the rounded back and upper sides of the cranium
located on both side of the foramen magnum.
bones forming part of the lateral surfaces and the base of the skull, and containing the organs of hearing.
The 2 bones which form the posterior portion of the hard palate and the floor of the nose. These bones join with the maxilla bones to complete the palate.
-Fusion of three bones: Manubrium, body (gladiolus) and xiphoid process
-located in the neck region
-first one is the atlas
-second is the axis
dens: distinctive feature of axis
-serves as pivot point
A = transverse process
B = spinous process
D = vertebral foramen
E = centrum (body)