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AUTHORIZATION:

     Permission to excavate at Saint-Jean-des-Vignes is given by the Direction des Antiquités historiques de Picardie now led by M. Jean-Olivier Guilhot, assisted by M. Bruno Desachy, Conservateur régional de l'archéologie. The MonArch project was first authorized by M. Jean-Luc Massy, then by M. Jean-Claude Blanchet and M. Bruno Bréart. It is a pleasure to acknowledge their support. Permission to excavate also requires the support of the Ville de Soissons. We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation and support of M. Denis Defente, now Conservateur du Patrimoine and formerly Archéologue municipal and M. Dominique Roussel, currently Conservateur du Musée municipal de Soissons and head of the city's archaeology service.

We also have the pleasure of thanking M. Denis Defente, now Conservateur du Patrimoine [add title] and formerly Archéologue Municipal de Soissons, and M. Dominique Roussel, Conservateur du Musée municipal de Soissons and head of the city archaeological service for their cooperation and their support. We would also like to thank M. le Maire [add name] as well as the former deputy-mayor, M. Bernard Lefranc, and the former mayor Mme Emmanuelle Bouquillon. Evaluation of archaeological field work is the responsibility of the Service archéologique de Soissons, the Service régional de l'archéologie de Picardie and the CIRA (Commission Interrégionale de Recherches Archéologiques). Restauration of the buildings at Saint-Jean-des-Vignes is the responsibility of the Commissions des Monuments Historiques de Picardie and is directed by M. Thierry Algrin, architecte-en-chef des MH.