Pristine examples of adolescent skeletons are rare finds in teaching collections. After much searching, we have discovered an excellent example of an adolescent skeleton. The developing skeleton is very different from adult skeletons — the numerous ossification centers and growth plates can dramatically change the appearance of individual bones. Learning how to assess and gauge the degree of skeletal maturation is a very basic but critical skill for students of anatomy. Thus, having such a specimen available for laboratory teaching purposes is invaluable. Furthermore, as even the busiest forensic osteologists and anthropologists only rarely encounter the skeletonized remains of adolescents, this specimen may serve as a useful reference tool during the evaluation of individual cases. Stand included.
Size: 154 cm