The temporal bones, zygomatic arches, occipital bone, mandible, cervical vertebrae, scapula clavicles, manubrium, and hyoid bone form the skeleton of the neck.

Cervical Vertebrae: C1-C7


    1. small and longer from side to side than anteroposteriorly
    2. superior surface is concave forming the uncinate processes laterally
    3. inferior surface is convex
    4. can be used as a landmark for hyoid (C3), upper border of thyroid cartilage and bifurcation of the common carotid artery (C4), cricoid cartilage (C6)

Hyoid Bone