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I am deeply indebted to many people and institutions who made this project possible. Christopher Johns kindly agreed to supervise a dissertation in an unfamiliar medium and on an unusual topic -- his advice and comments have been invaluable. My readers, Michael Dietler, Elizabeth Meyer, and John Dobbins, courageously tackled the not unproblematic CD-ROM and Internet technologies and provided essential substantive feedback. Dean Robert Huskey cleared the way for this, the first electronic dissertation on CD-ROM in Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. The staff of the Insitute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities have been generous with their counsel and facilities.

Museum professionals in Germany and Austria assisted with photographs, permission to photograph, and extremely fruitful discussions; I thank in particular H.-E. Joachim, M. Egg, R. Gebhard, A. Kern, H.-P. Uenze, F. Moosleitner, M. Pertlwieser, T. Springer, A. Schickler. I have also profited much from discussions on the arch-theory, arch-metals and celtic-l lists. In particular, Vincent Megaw, Wolfgang Werner and Raimund Karl have been wonderful e-mail correspondents, for which I thank them.
Funding: IIE, DuPont, Academic Enhancement, Alumni Fellowship
IATH: John Unsworth and team
ACHS: Nancy Theriault, John Jackson
3D and multimedia: Dan Ancona, Craig Luce, Michael Tuite
JavaScript: Dan Ancona, Tim McGuire