Three-D printing and laser scanning to interpret ancient archaeological discoveries by the Department of Classics at FSU will be featured in an exhibition called Printing the Past: Innovative Technology in Archaeology at Florida State University, in Dirac Science Library. The exhibition will remain open until November 22. The show may be viewed on the 3rd floor of Dirac during regular library hours.
The project is conceived as a crossing of the campus between humanities, technology and science. The displays have been prepared by the student Archaeology Club of the Department of Classics at FSU, in collaboration with the Innovation Hub of FSU and the Tallahassee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. The exhibition celebrates International Archaeology Month in the month of October, 2019, an initiative to make the public aware of the latest developments in archaeology around the world.
The project is conceived as a crossing of the campus between humanities, technology and science. The exhibition spotlights new technologies such as photogrammetry, 3-D printing and laser scanning that can be used in a museum context to help in interpreting archaeological sites. The focus is on Roman sites under excavation by FSU professors in the Department of Classics: Cetamura del Chianti (Nancy de Grummond), Cosa (Andrea De Giorgi), and Corinth (Christopher Pfaff). Of particular interest is an experimental topographical reconstruction of the hill of Cetamura del Chianti made in two different versions with stacked layers of cardboard and wood cut with laser technology.
Nearly all of the work for the exhibition was done by students from the Archaeology Club, working closely with the staff at the Innovation Hub.
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 4:00pm to 11:59pm
Dirac Science Library, Third floor
110 North Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee, FL https://www.lib.fsu.edu/dirac-science-library