We are most grateful to Sydel Silverman, who, while President of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, provided initial support as we developed this symposium and who was a major contributor at the symposium itself. We are also much in debt to Laurie Obbink, the conference co-coordinator for the foundation, and, Mark Mahoney, the foundation’s resources administrator, who made sure the symposium ran smoothly and all creature comforts were provided. Laurie efficiently handled postsymposium communications with participants and prepared the manuscript for copy-editing.
To our copy editor, Jane Kepp, we offer many thanks for the fine editing that clarified our meaning and simplified our prose. Kathryn Earle at Berg Publishers has supported this endeavor in many ways, including suggesting the photo of Carhenge for the cover. We appreciate her efforts on behalf of this volume and in support of the Wenner-Gren International Symposium series.
Judy Fox, Jane Kepp, Molly Mullin, Sydel Silverman, and Willow Powers gently prodded us with good comments and criticisms, which sometimes tempered our statements and always made us better aware of the consequences of what we had to say.
Richard G. Fox Barbara J. King