Base of the Skull (image) University of Leicester Caption This is the base of the skull showing the two potentially fatal injuries. This shows clearly how a section of the skull had been sliced off. Credit University of Leicester Usage Restrictions MUST BE CREDITED TO: University of Leicester Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.