- 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.