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Laboratory 25. Anterior Triangle of the Neck
Step 11. Contents of the Carotid Sheath

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The common carotid artery gives off no branches in the neck. At the level of the hyoid bone, the common carotid artery bifurcates into the external carotid artery and the internal carotid artery.

Links and References:
Grant's: 8.23
Netter: 27
Rohen/Yokochi: 176, 177, 178