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

Extensions of the lambdoid suture [synchondrosis petro-occipitalis].

The ends of the lambdoid suture (C, C in figure 5, then m, m on each side; see especially the illustration in the figure legend), which no longer present the exact structure of sutures near the lower part of the occiput, extend to the bottom or base of the head and run forward through the middle of the base (which in hardness and appearance is like a rock outcropping) and the place where the head is articulated 76 to the first vertebra [atlas] of the neck, gradually approaching each other.



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