The smallest bone in the human skeleton is the stapes (pronounced "stay-peas"). The stirrup-shaped bone is one of the three ossicles, or "tiny bones," of the middle ear; the others are the malleus and the incus. More »

Humans have skeletons to protect their internal organs, support the body and make coordinated movements. Some skeletal components also produce blood cells and store minerals. More »

Humans and snakes both have skulls, backbones and ribs that support and protect the softer structures in the body. Humans and snakes are each highly derived descendants of a common ancestor, so many features of their ske... More »

Images and diagrams of a human skeleton are available on Inner Body and Hillendale Health. Both sites have clearly labeled images listing the bones in the human skeletal system. More » Science Human Anatomy Bones

According to IvyRose Holistic, the human skeleton supports soft tissues and muscles, protects internal organs from injury, assists in movement, stores minerals, produces blood cells and stores chemical energy. The rib ca... More »

An interesting fact about the human skeleton is that the number of bones varies by age. Babies have close to 300 bones, while most adults have 206. The "extra" bones in the baby's body eventually fuse together to form la... More »

The human skeleton protects the inner organs, supports the body's frame, stores the body's chemicals and minerals, facilitates blood transportation and formation and makes movement possible. The skeleton is made up of mo... More »