Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 6 On the Eight Bones of the Head and the Sutures Connecting Them

Sutureless heads

I am not at all suprised that Herodotus and many others besides write that skulls are found in Persia that are divided by no sutures at all, 59 and that Aristotle himself reports a man’s skull was found in his own time without sutures. 60 This is because the skulls of very old people show us only the site of the sutures, and quite obscurely at that, with no clear image of a suture. 61 Nor indeed is it strange that sutures grow together in the elderly, since we see that their vertebrae unite and fuse, 62 and we observe also that the brows and processes of their bones so grow out that they are unable to perform their accustomed motions.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 6 On the Eight Bones of the Head and the Sutures Connecting Them