Acknowledgment page

The John Fell OUP Research Fund provided seed money for this project, which also receives logistic and computer support from the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford. Professor John Baines was a co-applicant to the grant and Professor Martin Goodman guaranteed Oriental Institute support.

The collection of information for the catalogue entries is often greatly aided by previously published work. The listings for the Pre-Sargonic material from Abū Ṣalābīkh and Šuruppag are much indebted to Manfred Krebernik's catalogue published in 1998 (Krebernik 1998). For the Ur III and Old Babylonian periods information from the ETCSL was vital and the acknowledgements page on that site should be consulted (