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     Support for the MonArch project has come from a variety of sources, all of which it is a pleasure to acknowledge here.

     The Smith Fund of the Archaeology Program and the Department of Art and Art History and the Medieval Studies Program at Wesleyan University; the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and the Program in Medieval Studies at Brown University and the Ville de Soissons have made regular, direct and indirect contributions to the cost of mounting excavation campaigns.

     Grants in support of field research have by made by the National Endowment for the Humanities (1983), the Kress Foundation (1984), the Earthwatch Foundation (1987, 1989, 1990) and the Direction des Antiquités historiques de Picardie (1992, 1994, 1996).

     The 1999-2000 seasons are supported by a collaborative grant from the Commision des Monuments Historiques of the Ministère de la Culture, with supplementary funding from the Direction des Antiquités historiques de Picardie, the Conseil général de l'Aisne and the Ville de Soissons.

      Additional support was provided during a sabbatical year (1985-1986) by the Centre départementale d'Archéologie in Soissons. Support for graphic reconstruction and web site development have come from the Keck Grant, Wesleyan University, Salomon grant, Brown University, with help from the Scholarly Technology Group at Brown.

      Finally, our field seasons could not have taken place without the support of the volunteer excavators who have given their time, effort and money to further the cause of archaeological research.