Major funding for this project has been provided by:
THE MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS,
FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE
THE SAMUEL H. KRESS
Providing grants for field supervisors, conservators, and research
specialists through the years.
SUZANNE VINSON GEORGES
BARONESS ANNE FRANCHETTI
The University of Pennsylvania Museum
Dr. Jeremy Sabloff, Charles K. Williams II Director
Dr. Francesco Nicosia,
former Soprintendente Archeologico della Toscana, without whose
prescience, knowledge, and support this excavation would never
have taken place.
Dr. Angelo Bottini, Soprintendente
Archeologico della Toscana, and Dr. Luca Fedeli, Archaeolgocial
Inspector of our area.
Andrea and Lorenza Santoni,
their family, and the Gruppo Archeologico di Vicchio, have done
so much to help us that it would take another volume to thank
We also wish to thank
the former Mayor of Vicchio, Alessandro Bolognesi, and the Cultural
Assessor, Bruno Becchi, for all they have done for this project,
the firm "Rosari Romano" for the loan of a storage
shed, and the Associazione "il Paese" for hosting an
annual lecture and dinner for the excavation staff.
There many other friends
who have helped us in so many ways: Giuseppe Ancarani, Luca and
Monika Cateni, and Filippo Viola come immediately to mind. Dr.
Mario Cyegelman and Dr. Mario Iozzo, of the Gabinetto di Restauro
of the Soprintendenza Archeologica in Florence, have also assisted
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