The directors of the Via Gabina Villa Excavations owe much of the success of the project
to both individuals and institutions. We wish to give special thanks to the following:
The Soprintendenza alle Antichità di
Roma and its director, Professor Adriano La Regina; the then inspector, Dr.
Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri, for her continuing help even after the close of
Professor John Ward Perkins, then director
of the British School at Rome and the School's later director, Dr. David Whitehouse;
also Dr. M. Aylwin Cotton.
The American Academy in Rome and especially
Professor Frank Brown.
Rice University's then Dean of Humanities,
All the many contributors to the various
sections of this final report.
The donors and the actual digging and recording participants in
the excavations as listed in the sections titled "Donors and Supporters"
and "Field Work and Recording Participants".
Finally, Dr. Lisa Spiro, the director of the Rice University Digital Media Center, and the staff and many student workers who made it possible for this report to appear online.
Given the length in years of the project
and the time it has taken for final publication, several of the persons acknowledged
above have passed on:
Professor John Ward Perkins; Dr.
M. (Molly) Aylwin Cotton; Professor Frank Brown; and a good number of Individual
Donors. So too, David Grose, one of the contributors to this report. I mourn them all, but most especially my co-director and friend, Professor
Philip Oliver-Smith, who died the fifth of February, 2002.
Walter M. Widrig, Professor Emeritus, Rice University
Co-director of The
Via Gabina Villa Excavations
Editor of the Final Report and its major contributor