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Cervical Vertebrae and Ribs

by: Aubrey Brown

Cervical Vertebrae and Ribs Ant 330

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Parts and features of cervical vertebrae and the ribs
Forensic Anthropology
Dr. Britney Kyle
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Aubrey Brown on Wednesday September 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Ant 330 at University of Northern Colorado taught by Dr. Britney Kyle in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Forensic Anthropology in Anthropology at University of Northern Colorado.


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Date Created: 09/21/16
Cervical Vertebrae 09/22/2016  Atlas : C1  No body or spinous process  Superior articular fossa articulate with occipital condyles  Holds skull up and swivels around axis  Axis : C2  Dens : vertical projection of body (stolen body from C1)  Axis of rotation  Coccyx  4 fused vertebrae that articulate superiorly with sacrum  Lack spinous process, pedicles and lamina  Vestigial tailbone ▯ ▯ Ribs 09/22/2016  All ribs articulate posteriorly with thoracic vertebrae  Ribs 1-10  Articulate anteriorly with sternum by costal cartilage  Ribs 1-7  Articulate directly with the sternum by their own costal cartilage ▯  True ribs  Ribs 8-10 th  Articulate with sternum indirectly by connecting with 7 costal cartilage  False ribs  Ribs 11-12  Are short and do not reach the sternum  Distal ends terminate in musculature of body wall ▯  Floating ribs ▯ ▯ ▯


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