Happy Holidays from the Saturnalia Skeleton!

Written by: Katy Meyers Emery

Primary Source: Bones Don’t Lie, December 22, 2015.

Just kidding, its just an illustration of the Italian ‘vampire’ skeleton but with a present instead of a rock! Enjoy the holidays, and stay tuned for more Bones Don’t Lie content in the New Year!


In case you need some morbid and awesome posts for the season, check out these back posts on excavating Santa and gifts for the dead! There are also some great seasonal posts from other amazing bloggers!

Who is St. Nicholas and what is the skeletal evidence? by Bones Don’t Lie

What would Santa’s bones look like? by Bones Don’t Lie

Gifts for the Dead by Bones Don’t Lie

Not Just For Kissing: Medicinal Uses of Mistletoe by The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice, Lindsey Fitzharris

Bones of St. Nicholas Reveal What Santa Really Looked Like by Kristina Killgrove

Gift this, Not that- Bone Clones vs Skulls Unlimited by Kristina Killgrove

Christmas Gifts for Osteologists by Jess Beck

Ask a Mortician’s Holiday Special: Gruesome Christmas Monster Showdown by Sarah Troop & Caitlin Doughty

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Katy Meyers Emery
Katy is currently a graduate student studying mortuary archaeology at Michigan State University. Her academic interests are in mortuary and bioarchaeology, with a specific interest in connecting the physical remains to the mortuary context. Along with this, she is also interested in Digital Humanities, and the integration of technology into academia, as well as public archaeology and outreach.
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