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Etruscan Ceramics from Cetamura del Chianti

The Student Archaeology club at Florida State University prepared an exhibition of 3-D plastic printed copies of pots excavated at Cetamura. The project was supervised by Windham Graves, coordinator of the FSU Facility for Arts Research (FAR). Besides pots printed in plastic, Graves produced a laser-cut styrofoam copy of a 5-foot Etruscan dolio (storage jar) from Cetamura. The exhibition, “Printing Ancient Pottery in 3-D: Etruscan Ceramics from Cetamura del Chianti” held its opening on October 16, 2015 at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. 

The following day, International Archaeology Day, was celebrated with special activities for children with visual disabilities from the Lighthouse of the Big Bend, who learned about archaeology by handling the 3-D printed objects.   The Archaeological Institute of America provided funding for the project.

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50th Anniversary Celebration – June 2023

FSU’s archeological excavation at Cetamura in Italy turns 50 this year and we will be celebrating on the site and in our lab with new drone mapping technology and new students. It all culminates with the inauguration of the Museum at the Origins of Chianti in Gaiole in Chianti which will permanently display some of our most important artifacts.

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