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(p. v) Acknowledgements

(p. v) Acknowledgements

First of all, we would like to thank Hilary O’Shea at Oxford University Press for her encouragement in the creation of this volume, Taryn Campbell, and Desiree Kellerman for their patience and understanding at various delays. We would particularly like to acknowledge our deep gratitude to the many authors that have contributed to this volume—and join them in thanking all their colleagues who have helped, supported, or given advice at every stage in the completion of their papers.

Both editors would like to thank friends and colleagues for their help with this volume, and also for years of conversations and discussions about wetland archaeology; including in particular (in alphabetical order): Stijn Arnoldussen, Martin Bell, Vincent Bernard, Kathryn Bernick, Niels Bleicher, André Billamboz, Cyrille Billard, Richard Brunning, Bryony Coles, John Coles, Gabriel Cooney, Dale Croes, Ann Crone, Aoife Daly, Stephen Davis, Mary B. Deevy, Renate Ebersbach, Eoin Grogan, Albert Hafner, Jon Henderson, Tom Higham, Stefanie Jacomet, Eamonn P. Kelly, Joachim Köninger, Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, Urs Leuzinger, Michel Magny, Nicoletta Martinelli, Franco Marzatico, Akira Matsui, Conor McDermott, Cathy Moore, Cara Murray, Nigel Nayling, Pierre Pétrequin, Barbara A. Purdy, Robert Sands, Jörg Schibler, Helmut Schlichtherle, Robert Van De Noort, and Graeme Warren.

Francesco Menotti would like to express his sincere gratitude to all colleagues at the Institute of Prehistory and Archaeological Science, Basel University, for their support and willingness to give him a hand during the long preparation of this volume. A special thank-you goes to Angela Schlumbaum and José Granado for their moral support, and to Ben Jennings for his invaluable help with figures and maps.

Aidan O’Sullivan would also like to thank John Coles and Bryony Coles, who, since the earliest days with their friendly encouragement and inspiring work, caused him to go into the wetlands, while more recently, Cóilín and Dáire O’Sullivan and Mary B. Deevy were a source of fun and support during the editing of this book. He would also like to present his efforts in editing this book as a tribute and dedication to the memory of Professor Barry Raftery, whose excitement and passion for wetland archaeology rubbed off on one young undergraduate archaeology student at Corlea during the summer of 1986, and thus shaped his future life.

A final thank you goes to all scholars, students, and amateurs in archaeology. Wetland archaeology has had an extraordinary record of scholarship, and is obviously as well served by the skills, ingenuity, and endurance (of wet feet to say nothing else) of its present practitioners. Last but not least, we are extremely grateful to the general public for its invaluable support in a number of sensitive issues, concerning our cultural heritage. We hope that the future of wetland archaeology will be as surprising, encouraging, and rewarding as its past, and that it will continue to throw light on the diversity and meaning of the human condition across the world.


Basel & Dublin

September 2011