For those of you who might read Dr. Bellantoni's book and others in archaeology that pertain to skeletal anatomy, we offer a companion set of diagrams identifying the names of skeletal elements and their placement in human anatomy. It's hoped this will assist FOSA members and the interested public in better understanding the terms used in the book.

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Views of the

Front View of
the Trunk

Back View of
the Trunk

View of the Spine
and Vertebra

View of the Leg,
Pelvis and Hip

For questions or comments on these skeletal diagrams, please contact Jim Hall at

For an in-depth description of the parts of the skeletal system, please click Skeletal System.