Dr. Nam Kim is indebted to the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology, the Thang Long Heritage Conservation Center, Hanoi (formerly the Conservation Center for the Co Loa and Hanoi Citadels), the Vietnamese Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Tourism, and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. Special thanks go to a number of researchers who have collaborated with Kim, as well as the people of the Co Loa Commune and the Dong Anh District. Kim is also indebted to a number of entities for providing generous funding for the research central to this study, including: American Council of Learned Societies and the Henry Luce Foundation, American Philosophical Society, George Franklin Dales Foundation, National Science Foundation, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Graduate College, and the Graduate College of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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