The human skeleton consists of 206 bones.
Human skeletal system
The skeletal system protects the body and offers a structural framework. An adult human is composed of 206 bones. It is usually made of bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons that bind bones to muscles and muscles to bones. The human skeletal system gives the body its form and protects the internal organs. Infants have more bones at birth, that, due to fusion of some bones, form larger bones, with 206 bones remaining in an adult human.