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An examination of artificial cranial deformation and evidence for the antiquity of its practice. Claims of artificial deformation at Shanidar are questioned. Good quality photos are provided for the specimens examined.
A downloadable computer simulated model of a baby passing through the pelvis. A wire frame represents the removal volume of the baby's head. This animated visualization uses techniques initially developed for mechanical design. Requires "Sparkle" for viewing.
A few light and electron micrographs of bone and cartilage sections for study of histology. Most are monkey, a few are human. Interesting reference for comparison of human tissue with that of other primates.
Excellent labelled color slides of bone microstructure, developing bone, long bone & metacarpal anatomy, and fetal bone development. part of the laboratory portion of a Human Anatomy and Physiology course taught at Yavapai College.
Two- and three-dimensional views of images taken from cadavers, MRI scans, and computer reconstruction. Allows self-testing and labelling of various anatomical landmarks. The skeletal structure of the knee (distal FEM, patella, and proximal TIB) is the only osteological section currently available.
Notes from an introductory anatomy course taught through the Centre for Human Biology on bones and joints. Basic, but provides a good review. The notes on bones offer a particularly good explanation of bony landmark classification terminology.
Slides with accompanying textual descriptions of connective tissue,
cartilage (hyaline, elastic, and fibrocartilage) and bone (developing skull, epiphysial plate, developing long bone, haversian canals, and decalcified bone). Some of these images cannot be found elsewhere on-line, so this site is worth checking out.
Outline of general concepts in osteology, from bone classification to factors affecting bone growth and repair. Sections on bone growth and microscopic structure are especially informative. Lecture outline from a course taught at Northern Arizona University.
Tables on the osteology and muscular anatomy of the hand and wrist. Includes descriptions of bones and articulations, in addition to muscle origins, insertions, functions, and innervations. A great study tool!
Part of the University of Iowa School of Medicine's multimedia textbook series. Deals with various aspects of pelvic structure and function. Includes illustrated chapters on osseous and ligamentous anatomy, musculature, and other topics.
Lecture notes covering the development of bone and cartilage, joints, the vertebral column, the skull, and the appendicular skeleton within the developing embryo. Discussion mostly pertaining to cellular level development. Some links embedded within the text to helpful illustrations.
Features five different views of the skull with individual bones color-coded. Allows the user to click on a bone for a view of it disarticulated in addition to a list of the bones with which it articulates. Includes a short description of the skull as part of the axial skeleton and a glossary. Presented by the Anthropology Department at CSU Chico.