"You've seen the tattoo, but do you know the story behind it? Let us fill you in.
French anatomist and surgeon, Edmé François Chauvot de Beauchêne (ca. 1780-1830), developed this presentation technique to provide a more extensive understanding of the cranial bones and their connections. The skull is composed of 14 facial bones and 8 cranial bones. The bones are fused after birth by sutures, fibrous joints only occurring in the cranium. Cranial sutures allow forensic anthropologists to determine someone's age. Be sure to check out the Memento Mütter site for an exploded skull "how-to" at memento.muttermuseum.org. And remember, do not try this at home." By muttermuseum on Instagram.
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