A crowd in a piazza in Montalto di Castro, Italy

Duke Diary Dispatch: Presenting in Montalto di Castro

Duke graduate student Caitlin Childers and her colleagues presented their work to local experts in Vulci, Italy

Some of the participants involved in our eye tracking were also kind enough to make us a meal prior to the presentation! They served us pasta, melon and prosciutto, and all kinds of dessert. This was the second meal provided to us this week by local Vulci supporters.

The night prior to the presentation we had a lovely meal with two journalists and a professor of classical antiquity. They've created a website called Etruscan Times that includes everything from food & banquets to religion to underwater heritage. Their company and knowledge on the topic were a lovely addition to the trip.

Last, but certainly not least, we have been given the opportunity to show our work to all of Italy! TG1, a national Italian television broadcast, filmed us doing our eye-tracking, the archaeologists working on the dig site, and even Dr. Forte's son and his Lego version of the entire project.