We wish to thank for their kind support our partners in Sulaimaniya, Kamal Rasheed (Director, Sulaimaniya Directorate of Antiquities and Heritage), Hashim Hama (Director of the Sulaimaniya Museum), the Directorate General of Antiquities and Heritage, Erbil, and their staff. We are grateful to the Kurdistan Regional Government for supporting the project. CZAP looks forward to future work in collaboration with UNESCO, Nature Iraq and the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage.

We would also like to offer our sincere thanks to Dr Hashemi and Dr Mosavi, Directors of Research, Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, as well as the Governorate of the Province of Kermanshah. We are sincerely indebted to Dr Hassan Fazeli, Director of the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research in 2008, for his support and encouragement at all stages of the project. We were greatly assisted by the Kermanshah and Eslam Abad offices of ICHHTO, in particular in Kermanshah by the Director, Mr Beyramvand, and by Mr Sa’id Dustani and Mr Sohrabi and in Eslam Abad by Mr Rashnou, and by Dr Leila Khosrawi representing the ICAR, Tehran. 

UK funding support for CZAP has included generous awards from the British Academy, the British Institute of Persian Studies, the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, the Gerald Averay Wainwright Fund, the University of Reading, and UCL. The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) kindly funded CZAP from January 2011 until January 2014. Accommodation and work space for Sheikh-e Abad were kindly provided in two schools in Kurtavij village. We thank the team members for all of their hard work and contributions to CZAP, and Helen Taylor and Julia Shepherd for web-design.

The CZAP logo is based on an original reconstruction illustration by Behzad Balmaki of the goat and sheep skull deposit in Building 2 at Sheikh-e Abad

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