The excavation project was funded throughout by a special research grant provided by the School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University. Thank you to everyone within the School who provided help and advice throughout all the stages of project planning, in particular Dr Kevin Andrews, Dr John Beavis, Mark Brisbane, Professor Bryan Brown, Rita Burr, Dr. Steve Burrow, Jeff Chartrand, Professor Tim Darvill, Wendy Edwards, Andy Fulton, John Gale, Alan Hunt, Mark Maltby, Bill Putnam, Bronwen Russell and Jenny Yates.
Thank you to assistant director Damian Evans and field team Gareth Griffiths, Neil Hookway, Kirsty Lannigan, Ben Lawton, Paul Morrissey, Dan Smith, John Steane, Chris Swaysland, Gareth Talbot and Karen Ward, without whom (as the saying goes) none of this would have been possible.
Acknowledgement must also be made to everyone who contributed help and advice throughout the project, notably Peter Topping, Dave McOmish and Alan Oswald (Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England), Mike Allen (Wessex Archaeology), Chris Butler (Mid Sussex Field Archaeological Team), David Rudling and Luke Barber (South East Archaeological Services), John Manley and Richard Jones (Sussex Archaeological Society), William Burd (Department of National Heritage), Mark Taylor and John Mills (West Sussex County Council), Derek and Jane Russell. Thankyou also to anyone else who contributed practical help and advice but whom I have unfortunately neglected to mention.
Special thanks must go to
Glynis and Alyn Laughlin who housed, fed, cleaned and watered several muddy
archaeologists for, what must have seemed, a never ending five weeks throughout
September of 1995.