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The site was excavated by Headland Archaeology Ltd, whose staff have all played a part in the project and are all owed thanks. The clients, the Crail Golfing Society, are gratefully thanked for their help and support, and particular acknowledgment is due to the architect, Mr G Hanse and the Project Convenor, Mr John Young for their assistance and encouragement. In addition, Mr P Yeoman, the Fife Archaeologist, also provided much support. The radiocarbon determinations were funded by Historic Scotland. The funding for the post-excavation analysis and publications was coordinated by The Fife Council Archaeology Service.

The reconstruction drawings were drawn by Mary Kemp-Clarke, the other illustrations were drawn by Sylvia Stevenson. The charcoal identification was carried out by Jennifer Miller. Robin Cullingford is to be thanked for his work on the sea level curves and Graeme Whittington for advice on the past environment. Chris Smout provided additional ideas about the winds and likely resources of the site.

The distribution map and radiocarbon date list were prepared for Internet publication by Rob Sands: his patience and ideas were of very great assistance to the authors. Patrick Ashmore of Historic Scotland is owed thanks for allowing us to use radiocarbon data which he has gathered, and Steven Mithen kindly allowed the use of pre-publication dates for his sites.

Many scholars, too numerous to mention, have helped in the quest for parallels to small sites and sites that specialise in crescentic microliths. They are all to be thanked for their comments, which have helped to clarify ideas. Kristian Pedersen in particular gave much advice on possible sources and suggested fellow research workers to contact. Bill Finlayson gave his comments on the assemblage and site interpretation, and in addition Nyree Finlay put up with constant email interruptions when she was trying to get her thesis finished, both were very helpful and are owed our thanks. Ann Clarke looked at the coarse stone tools in the light of her great knowledge of this type of material from Scotland. As usual, however, responsibility for the final conclusions and their shortcomings remains with the authors.

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