List of Bones in the Human Body. 1 Frontal Bone. This bone forms the forehead, the roof of the orbital cavity (eye socket), and the root of the nose. A newborn has a frontal bone that … 2 Parietal Bones. 3 Temporal Bones. 4 Occipital Bone. 5 Sphenoid Bone. More items
Each bone is a complex living organ that is made up of many cells, protein fibers, and minerals. The skeleton acts as a scaffold by providing support and protection for the soft tissues that make up the rest of the body.
However, as a child grows, some of the bones fuse together. The result is that there are 206 bones in the body of an adult human being. This difference in the number of bones helps forensic anthropologists in determining the age of an individual through the skeletal remains, mainly the skull.