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Skeletal System: Skull

The Adult Human Skull consists of 22 bones, or a total of 28 bones when including 3 bones within each ear:

8 Cranial Bones 

  • ethmoid bone

  • frontal bone

  • occipital bone

  • (2) parietal bones 

  • sphenoid bone

  • (2) temporal bones

14 Facial Bones

  • Mandible

  • (2) maxillae (singular: maxilla)

  • Vomer

  • (2) palatine bones

  • (2) nasal bones

  • (2) zygomatic bones

  • (2) nasal conchae (singular: concha)

  • (2) lacrimal bones

3 Ear Bones

  • Malleus

  • Incus

  • Stapes

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