[home]Funding and Acknowledgements
Major funding for PRAP was provided by the following sources.
The National Endowment for the Humanities
1992-94 in support of fieldwork (RO-22441-92)
1995-97 in support of study for publication (RK-20170-95)
The National Geographic Society
1992-94 in support of fieldwork (4798-92; 5004-93; 5227-94)
The Institute for Aegean Prehistory
1991-95 in support of fieldwork and publication
Institutional Sponsorship and Support
In addition, the sponsorship of our home academic institutions has been invaluable. Here we acknowledge assistance from the Louise Taft Semple Fund of the Department of Classics of the University of Cincinnati; the Research Challenge Program of the University of Cincinnati; the Department of Classics of the University of Illinois at Chicago; the Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Chicago; the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan; the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan; the Office of the Vice President for Research and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the University of Michigan; the University of Reading; the Department of Classics of the University of Texas-Austin; the Graduate School of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of Texas-Austin; the Graduate School Research Committee of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and the Department of Classics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Financial support has also been received from the British Academy (Major Research Grant) and the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Contributions from private individuals have been especially important in allowing us to expand our research program in directions that would not otherwise have been possible. We thank in this regard the following "Friends of Pylos": Professor Michael C. Alexander, Professor Emmett Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Davis Sr., Mrs. Irma Friel, Professor Mabel Lang, Professor Stella Miller, and Professor Leo Schelbert.
With great appreciation, we also thank all the citizens of Hora for their extraordinary hospitality. As their guests, we were extended every courtesy; we are particularly grateful that we were allowed use of the Second Elementary School as a workroom and dormitory. The support extended to us by successive mayors of the town, Dr. Panayiotis Petropoulos (1991-94) and Mr. Demetrios Papathomopoulos (1995) was nothing short of spectacular. We are also appreciative of the help that we received from many young people from Hora and the surrounding area who, as participants in a European Community sponsored seminar, assisted us for three years in the field and museum.
We are glad here to have the opportunity to thank the University of Athens team of the Voidokoilia Excavations for their collegiality during the years we have worked at Pylos; we particularly thank the director of the excavations, Professor George Korres of the University of Athens; Aphrodite Hassiakou; and George Stathopoulos.
Fieldwork was conducted under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies, in accordance with a permit granted by the 5th Ephoreia of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities at Olympia. In following years our work was conducted according to the terms established in permits issued by the Central Archaeological Council of Greece (KAS). We express our appreciation to the staff of the 5th Ephoreia of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities at Olympia, Mrs. Xeni Arapoyianni, Mrs. Yia Hatzi, and their successive representatives in Hora - Ms. Ourania Vyzyinou, Ms. Maria Fouzeti, Ms. Sophia Iliopoulou, Ms. Kalliope Kaloyerakou; Ms. Maria Antoniou; and Ms. Evangelia Malapani. We would be remiss also not to thank the staff of the 7th Byzantine Ephoreia at Sparta, particularly the ephor, Mrs. Aimilia Bakourou, and Mrs. Paraskevi Kalamara and Mr. Kallimahos Antonakos, her representatives at the office of the Byzantine Ephoreia in Kalamata. We are also grateful for the support of the director of ASCS, Professor W.D.E. Coulson, and his staff, particularly Mrs. Maria Pilali.