pictures of skulls

Pictures Of Skulls


Are you ready to see some cool pictures of skulls? We searched the Internet to find skull images from a variety of species (including early hominids). Although some are of real skulls, others are solely depictions. Are you one who likes to purchase skulls for your cabinet of curiosities? If you do, this post may help give you some more great ideas for some cool additions to your collection.

We have divided this post into a variety of sections for better organization. For instance, our first section has various images of early hominids. The following section is on modern human skulls, and so on. We have also included skull graffiti and even a couple of awesome GIF images you will like. This is surely going to be a fun and entertaining post for all of you skull fans around the world.

Human And Chimp Skull And Brain

man and chip skull and brainAlthough chimpanzees share approximately 99 percent of the DNA that is found in humans, they certainly have their differences. For example, the skulls of humans and chimps may look similar, but they have a significant difference. For the purpose of accommodating parts of the brain that are more highly developed, the cranium of a human is larger and more rounded than a chimp’s.

Images Of Early Hominids

skull animation

Skull animation” by Keith Schengili-Roberts is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

A hominid is defined as any primate mammal of the family called Hominidae. The family includes bonobos, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and modern humans (including their extinct relatives).

Cast Of A Sahelanthropus Tchadensis Skull

The Skull Of Australopithecus Africanus

Australopithecus Africanus skull at a museumReplica Of A Taung Child (A Young Australopithecus Africanus)

Taung skullA 3D Print Of A Taung Child Skull

Homo Habilis

Homo habilis skullHomo Erectus

skull of a homo erectus

Modern Humans

Wax Anatomical Model Of Female Human Head Showing Internal Structure Of Skull

Day Of The Dead Skull

creepy Day of the Dead skull

Díademuertos” by Lmdrgl is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Above is an image of a skull decoration at a Day of the Dead celebration. The skull is a commonly used symbol for the holiday. A calaca (a figure that is usually of a human skull or skeleton) is a commonly used decoration. Many people will decorate to show their respects to the deceased.

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated annually. It is held for several days (October 31 to November 2) and takes place throughout Mexico. It is acknowledged around the world in other cultures. During the three-day celebration, family and friends will gather to pray for, remember, and also help support the spiritual journey of their departed loved ones.

Crystal Skull At The British Museum

awesome crystal skull from British MuseumAbove is a famous skull with the name British Museum skull. It is a crystal skull that is at the British Museum. Crystal skulls are human skull hardstone carvings that are made of either clear or milky quarts. Their alleged finders have made claims that they are pre-Columbian Mesoamerican artifacts. However, the evidence suggests the claims are nothing but a hoax. None of the few crystal skulls that were made available for scientific testing have been authenticated as pre-Columbian in origin.

Perhaps the most famous crystal skull is the Mitchell-Hedges, which is often referred to as “The Skull of Doom“. Learn more about the entire story in our post called The Crystal Skull of Doom.

Crystal Skull

gold crystal skull

Crystal skull” by C. Corleis is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Human Skulls On Display At The Slovak National Museum

skulls on display at a museum18th Century Human Skull With Holes In The Front Teeth Caused By Pipe Smoking

Human Skull (Preparation Of The 19th Century)

skull preparation

Crane-img 0513” by Rama is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 FR

Sedlec Ossuary

The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel. It is located below the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec (suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic). It estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people. Each year, over 200,000 visitors come to see the ossuary.

The Interior Of The Chapel: Skulls Are Artistically Arranged To Decorate And Furnish

Skulls Washed Up On The Beach On The Punuk Islands

Skulls Washed Up On The Beach On The Punuk IslandsAbove is a photo taken in July of 1977. These are just a couple of skulls that have been washed up on the beach on the Punuk Islands (a chain of three small islets in the Bering Sea). According to the photographer, this was a common occurrence. Currents would carry dead things to the island.

CT-Scan Of A Skull Of A Patient With Coronal Synostosis

CT-scan Of A Skull Of A Patient With Coronal Synostosis

CFND CT” by Stefanvana is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

A Scene From The Screaming Skull (1958)

The Screaming Skull The Screaming Skull is a 1958 (low-budget) American horror film. It is about a neurotic woman who believes her new husband’s previous wife is a ghost that haunts her. It received negative reception from critics. The film was shot in just six weeks with each actor receiving a payment of just $1,000.

Film Poster For The Screaming Skull

film poster from The Screaming SkullThe Anamorphic Skull

Anamorphic SkullSkull Graffiti 

skull graffiti skull spray paintcrazy skull pictureskulls on a train


PANSDeinonychusSaber-Toothed Tiger

saber-toothed tiger skullSkull Cast Of Smilodon Fatalis

skull cast of Smilodon FatalisGiant Forest Hog

Giant forrest hog skullThe Western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla)

Western gorilla skullChimpanzee

chimpanzee skull

Chimpanzee skull” by Pastorius is licensed under CC BY 3.0


Macaque skull Horse

horse skullAfrican Buffalo

African Buffalo SkullConclusion

pictures of skulls

Cherep v plashe” by Karachun is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Thank you for viewing our post on skull images. We hope you found it to be fun and entertaining. Out of all of the different pictures we shared with you, do you happen to have a favorite? With so many to choose from, you may have more than one favorite. Whether you are a collector or just love skulls, we hope you enjoyed seeing all of our cool pictures of skulls from various species.