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, Hugh Beamish, Dr John Beavis, Mark Brisbane, Professor Bryan Brown, Rita Burr, Steve Burrow, Jeff Chartrand, Professor Tim Darvill, Gary Driver, Wendy Edwards, Bob Fletcher, Andy Fulton, John Gale, Alan Hunt, Mark Maltby, Professor Vince May, Bill Putnam, Bronwen Russell and Jenny Yates.
Thank you to assistant director Damian Evans and field team Gareth Griffiths, Neil Hookway, Ben Lawton, Paul Morrissey, John Steane, 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 and Alan Oswald (Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England), Mike Allen, Julie Gardiner and Rowland Smith (Wessex Archaeology), David Rudling and Luke Barber (South East Archaeological Services), John Manley (Sussex Archaeological Society), William Burd (Department of National Heritage), Martin Brown and Andrew Woodcock (East Sussex County Council), Tristan Bareham (East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Project), Professor Richard Bradley (Reading University), Ken Thomas (Institute of Archaeology London), Jane and Derek Russell, Lawrence Stevens, Arthur Sayers and Alva and Brian Funnell. 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 August and September of 1995.