Pygmy Squid. Photo by Todd Aki
Cuneiform letter. From Baghdad, circa 2055 BC. Seen at the Museo Archeologico Centrale dell’ Etruria, Fiorenze.
Figure 1) Diagram showing the seventeen cranial suture sites.
Figure 2) Table demonstrating Meindl and Lovejoy (1985)’s composite scores of the sutures on the vault and lateral-anterior, respectively, in relation to mean chronological age.
Quick Tips: How To Estimate The Chronological Age Of A Human Skeleton – Cranial Suture Closure Method.
This is the 4th blog post in this Quick Tips series on chronologically dating human skeletal remains, if you haven’t read the first post click here to start at the beginning. In my previous blog post I introduced the method of chronologically dating sub-adults using dentition, you can find out this information by clicking here.
Another method of chronologically aging human skeletal remains is by observing the cranial suture closure sites. The human skull has seventeen unique cranial fusion sites (Figure 1), that are positioned on the vault, the lateral-anterior sites, and the maxillary suture.
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