Half Scale Human Skulls

These half-scale, incredibly detailed miniatures were created by scanning the individual full-sized (1:1) skulls from our Bone Clones® Comp-120-Set, printing them at half scale, and meticulously prepping them for molding. The resulting cast is a perfect duplicate of the original, only smaller. Skillfully hand-finished, each skull’s osteological features are crisp and clear, from nasal aperture and eye sockets to sutures and foramina. We think you will be amazed by the fidelity to their full scale counterparts.

These 1:2 scale casts of 6 human skulls allow for the study of characteristics suggestive of geographical ancestry (African, Asian, and European) and sex. Although the concept of ancestry assessment is controversial, certain features of the skull may be of use in differentiating ancestral groups. Some key traits for the analysis of geographical ancestry include eye orbit shape, palate shape, maxillary incisor shape, nasal aperture shape, presence or absence of nasal spine, and shape of nasal sill. Key features for sex assessment include size of mastoid process, robustness of browridge, shape of chin, angle of ramus, and shape and contour of forehead.

Compact and affordable, these scale comparative ancestry skulls are excellent resources for educators teaching K-12, serving to accurately show facial and cranial differences in individuals of differing sex and ancestry. These skulls are perfect for the space and budget-minded, the amateur anatomist or forensic anthropologist, or simply for the enthusiastic collector. A great gift for your favorite educator or for yourself!

      All items sold on this website are reproductions (replicas). All Bone Clones® products are made in the USA. No real or natural bone material is available on this site.