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Cetamura 2022: Blog Post No. 1

Welcome, everyone! You all will be receiving an inside look at the Cetamura del Chianti excavation for the upcoming summer season through our blog posts. My name is Illeana Sanders, and I am a second-year student attending Florida State University. I am majoring in Classical Archaeology and Political Science with minors in Italian and Museum Studies. I am excited to share the 2022 season of the dig for everyone to experience.

In a little over a month, eight students representing Florida State University will descend upon Chianti to renew excavations at Cetamura. These students will learn how to excavate, how to record what they find, how to clean artifacts and catalog them, and how to study everything in the lab. As we get close to our departure date, we are preparing for travel. Currently, everyone is booking their flights and buying steel-toed boots. Furthermore, we are ordering our custom-designed t-shirts for the program. Currently , our two 2022 Bucher-Lowenstein interns, Brittney Soukup and Holly Piper, are working on their exhibition for the FSU Florence Study Center. Everything will be captured and shared here in upcoming blog posts. Thank you for reading our first blog post and there will be many more to come. Stay tuned!

A preview of the t-shirt design for the 2022 season.
Here I am modelling my new steel-toed boots for the excavation.
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50th Anniversary Celebration

Nearly 50 years ago, a mass was celebrated at Cetamura del Chianti, opening the first Florida State University excavation at the site in Tuscany. Since then, hundreds of FSU students have had the unrivaled opportunity to participate in excavation and preservation work at Cetamura.

We will soon release details about our 50th anniversary celebration, including lectures, exhibitions, and even a VIP trip to Italy to experience the site in person.