3 The skull Consists of the cranium and the bones of the face The cranium encloses cranial cavityFacial bones surround and protect the entrances to the respiratory and digestive tractsSuperficial landmarks include the suturesLambdoidCoronalSagittalSquamous
4 Figure 7.2 Cranial and Facial Subdivisions of the Skull
20 Palatine and Nasal Bones Palatine bonesSmall “L” shaped bonesForm the posterior hard palate and floor of the nasal cavityNasal bonesSuperior border of external nares
21 Vomer, Zygomatic and Lacrimal bones Inferior portion of the nasal septumZygomatic boneTemporal process articulates with zygomatic process of temporal boneLacrimal bonesSmallest bones of the faceSit medially in orbit
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