Exhibitions in BRH

Bones and form: The great variety of the skeleton

Period:
From April ,2002
Place:
Entrance hall 1F

Although our spines are made up of a series of similar-looking bones, the neck, chest and lower back are all distinct in appearance. Why is it that we only have ribs in our chests? Dr. Aoyama of the Biohistory Research Hall is seeking to answer just these kinds of questions. In this exhibit, we introduce his work and display the wonders of the skeleton, which usually remain hidden inside our bodies, using a variety of approaches. What makes skeletal research so fascinating? How have bones changed over the course of evolution, and how are they formed? Learn about these questions and more while examining the real specimens on display, and see how research into skeletons is revealing previously unseen connections between species.

Bones and form: The great variety of the skeleton

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