Acknowledgements

Over recent years there are a number of people I am grateful to for assistance, advice and encouragement. In addition, there have been some wonderful people who were pivotal in my formative and student days. Thanks are extended to all these good folks.

Apologies for dropping the array of academic titles in the list.

  • Jeffrey Blackford | Manchester University Geography Department | Interest and forthcoming help with pollen coring at Esklets flint-in-waterlogged peat site
  • Jimmy Brough | Head Keeper at Westerdale Estates | Permission to visit White Gill and Esklets sites many times, and take the car onto the old ironstone railway trackbed at Blakey Ridge
  • Thomas H Brown LDS (The Late) | Council of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society | For slide shows and my first Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, teenage bedtime reading
  • Dame Rosemary Cramp | Emeritus Prof Archaeology at Durham University | Concern about dietary welfare and academic success, a great teacher
  • Robin Daniels | Head Archaeology Officer at Tees Archaeology | Willingness to act as academic referee for CBA grant application (forthcoming)
  • Paul Flintoft | Archaeological Research Services Ltd | Analysis of White Gill soil and carbonized material samples for species content and AMS dating eligibility
  • Adam Gibson | Manor Farm Gillamoor | Permission to inspect flint finds
  • Patrick Hadley | PhD Archaeology Postgrad at York University | Enthusiasm, access to his theses and encouragement to get this blog up and running!
  • Anthony Harding | Prof Archaeology at Durham University (now Exeter) | Tolerance, wisdom, opportunity, mentorship and praise
  • Ron Hatfield | Deputy Director at BETA Analytics Inc | Advice on AMS dating strategy
  • John Hather | Institute of Archaeology at University College London | Interest in the Esklets charcoal samples
  • Raymond H. Hayes (The Late) | Doyen of archaeology in NE Yorkshire | Inspiration and friendship when I was an undergraduate, and for stirring up a love of the Mesolithic
  • Jim Innes | Durham University Geography Department | Interest and forthcoming help with pollen coring at Esklets flint-in-waterlogged peat site
  • Philip Jagels (The Late) | English Teacher at Nunthorpe School | Mentorship at such a young age, I still have his signed Latin Dictionary
  • Tim Laurie | Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group | Early encouragement and visits to Yorkshire Dales Mesolithic sites
  • Graham Lee | Chief Archaeological Conservation Officer at North York Moors National Park Authority | SMR/HER records, permission to excavate White Gill and encouragement
  • Peter Marshall | Chief Scientific Office at English Heritage | Advice on radiocarbon/AMS dating strategies (White Gill)
  • Sarah Mason | Institute of Archaeology at University College London | Identification of Quercus (oak) charcoal samples from Esklets site 2 and advice on AMS dating
  • Louisa Matthews | Historic Environment Record Officer North Yorkshire County Council | SMR/HER records for River Dove Project
  • Ian Pearce | Great Ayton Community Project (HLF funded) | Permission to inspect archaeological records from field-walking and test pits that produced Late Mesolithic flints (narrow blade microliths, cores, scrapers, microburins)
  • Paul R Preston | Donald Baden-Powell Quaternary Research Centre at Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford | Advice on Mesolithic and lithic analysis matters, access to his Pennine research ahead of publication, access to West Yorkshire archives (c/o Penny Spikins)
  • Peter Rowe | Planning Officer at Tees Archaeology | Lithics analysis templates, help and advice
  • Alison Sheridan | President of Prehistoric Society, Head of Early Prehistory at The National Museums of Scotland | Advice and interest in Whitby Jet fragment from White Gill and very kind comments about the project document!
  • Ian G Simmons | Durham University Geography Department | Advice on pollen cores and sampling
  • Yvonne Stockham | English Teacher at Nunthorpe School | The most imspirational teacher you could ever want: respect
  • Rudolph Stewart | Significant Other | Putting up with so many things in boxes
  • Clive Waddington | Managing Director at Archaeological Research Services Ltd | Analysis of White Gill soil and carbonized material samples by his team, at no charge!
  • Mags Waughman | Archaeological Conservation Officer at North York Moors National Park Authority | Interest and encouragement with the White Gill and Esklets documentation, acting as referee for CBA grant application (forthcoming)
  • Ruth and David Wass | Landowners at Lowna, North York Moors | Permission to walk their fields and interest in the finds
  • Peter Wilson | English Heritage | Advice on Raymond Hayes archive and publication funding
  • William Woods | Estate Manager at Faccombe Estates | Permission to excavate White Gill

Mum and Dad (Late) for what parents do with love.

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