The Classical Archaeology faculty at FSU direct major fieldwork projects around the Mediterranean. These projects involve not only the excavations of major sites (Cosa, Corinth, Cetamura del Chianti), but also regional landscape projects (Landscape Archaeology of Southwest Sardinia Project, Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project). There are many opportunities for FSU student training through this research, including field schools offered through the Cosa and Cetamura del Chianti projects.
Florida State University is home to a large community of archaeologists, digital humanists, and art historians, and the Classical Archaeology faculty often work collaboratively with these colleagues in other departments and colleges through fieldwork and co-developed student projects.
Cetamura del Chianti
Research by faculty and students of Florida State University has been conducted at Cetamura del Chianti since the opening of the site in 1973. Dr. Nancy T. de Grummond has led generations of FSU students as project director at Cetamura.
Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP)
SHARP is dedicated to explore human interaction with the coastscape of the Saronic Gulf [Greece] through time. Current work focuses on the newly-discovered Mycenaean port, named Kalamianos. Dr. Daniel Pullen co-directs this project with Dr. Tom Tartaron of the University of Pennsylvania.
Landscape Archaeology of Southwest Sardinia (LASS)
LASS is a multi-disciplinary landscape project (revolving methodologically around surface survey, geospatial analysis, and diachronic site-level documentation) whose primary aim is to assess how this episodic integration and disintegration drove sociocultural and socioeconomic change in Southwest Sardinia over the long-term. LASS is co-directed by Dr. Elizabeth Murphy (FSU, Classics) and Dr. Thomas Leppard (FSU, Anthropology).