As can be seen by the size of the anterior fontanelle, this is the vault of the skull of a baby, and
shows bilateral fractures radiating from the central point of each parietal bone. The periosteum has
been stripped back during examination of the fractures.
This child was the victim of an assault; from the distribution of the fractures, it would
appear that pressure was applied equally on either side, but the exact mechanisms by which these
were inflicted is not known.