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The average thickness of a human skull is 1.36 cm, 17.3 cm in length, and 14.2 cm in height (Shier, Jackie and Ricki 235). Given that my measurements were 23cm by115cm, they were totally different from the standard size of the human skull. The human head has multiple characteristics that enable it to adapt and enhance protection.
For one, the thickness of the skull is important in safeguarding the crucial components in the head and especially the brain. Studies also show that the shapes of the skull tend to vary among individuals. The form of the head also plays a significant role in preventing head injury.
Typically, the front and upper part of the human skull is usually longer than the front lower part, that is, the chin in many people. More so, it normally protrudes outwards and this is necessary for the defense of the eyeballs. The occipital bone is the lower portion of the cranium at the posterior of the head (Shier, Jackie and Ricki 237). It verbalizes alongside the principal vertebra of the backbone line and holds the foramen magnum. The occipital bone fringes the parietal bones via the intensely notched lambdoidal suture, and what is more the transient bones via the occipitomastoid suture. The occipital bone is always curved outwards, forming a shape that protects the brain.
The human skull is generally made up of multiple bones. The main reason why it is not made up of muscles or any other tissues is that bones are strong and resistant to many of the normal circumstances that human beings undergo. For instance, it is not easy for an individual to experience severe head damage when they fall, unless it is under high pressure.
Works Cited
Shier, David, Jackie Butler, and Ricki Lewis. Hole’s essentials of human anatomy & physiology. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015, pp. 235-238.