The editors are very grateful for the assistance given and the patience and co-operation shown by all the contributors in bringing this volume to completion. We'd like to express our thanks in particular to Roland Fletcher for his encouraging words during the conference and his willingness to produce a concluding chapter for the volume. We would also like to thank members of the World Archaeological Congress, and in particular Peter Stone, for encouraging this project initially, and for providing support and advice during its execution, Richard Morris for his advice on the scope of the volume, and Julene Barnes and Polly Osborn at Routledge for their assistance during the compilation and editing process.
In our places of work numerous colleagues have unwittingly contributed to this project through their encouragement of our interest in this aspect of the heritage. For JS, Graham Fairclough, Jeremy Lake, Margaret Nieke, Deborah Porter and David Stocker deserve particular mention, having tolerated the obsession with good humour over the years, giving support and encouragement when needed. WGJ owes thanks to Stephen Wells and Robert Furlow. CMB is especially indebted to Fred Au, Barbara Yoerg, Robert Furlow, Dale Ritter, Claudia Miner and Stephen Wells.
On the domestic front JS is grateful, as ever, for the constant support and understanding of Janet, Armorel and James. For WGJ, much thanks, love and respect to his lifetime companion, Marc Comstock, for unwavering support. To Keith, Logan and Alexa, CMB expresses her appreciation for their encouragement and continuing interest and involvement in her research.