eminent authority on Indian philology very kindly placed his great knowledge at my disposal to settle the questions relating to a strip of silk with Kharoshthi script.
My thanks are also due to Professor HELMER SMITH of Upsala, Mr. W. A. UNKRIG of Frankfurt-am-Main and Dr. KAARE GRÖNBECH of Copenhagen for their kindness in assisting me with the reading of some Tibetan and Mongolian characters.
Dr. GUNNAR JARRING of Lund has controlled the transcription of the Turki names so as to bring them into line with international usage, and for the transcription of Mongol names I have had the privilege of utilizing Mr. UNKRIG'S deep knowledge.
Professor GASTON BACKMAN of Lund has been extraordinarily obliging in examining the anthropological material from the graves. Unfortunately, his publication has been delayed by unforeseen circumstances, so I have been unable to make use of his results; but his report will probably be ready in the. near future.
Dr. R. BERGENHAYN of the Invertebrate Department of the Museum of Natural History has with great thoroughness carried out microscopic determinations of shells and beads and similar articles of adornment made of shells.
To Dr. T. Du RIETZ, who subjected the prehistoric flint material to ocular examination, I am indebted for valuable hints.
Miss I. EKBERG has been of great assistance to both Miss SYLWAN and myself in the preparation of the textiles and other tasks in connection with the arranging of the collections. She is also the author of Indian ink drawings and the coloured plates in this book, and has in addition helped me with proof-reading. I have also had kind assistance with this from my wife and my sister.
The maps have been drawn at A.-B. Kartlitografen, Stockholm. Some of the photographs for the collotype plates have been taken by N. LAGERGREN ; the majority by myself. For three of the photographs in the text I have Mr. CHEN to thank. The collotype plates were executed at Malmö Ljustrycksanstalt, other clichés by BERGSTRÖM'S Klichéanstalt, Stockholm.
Finally, I wish to express my appreciation of the work of Mr. LEONARD B. EYRE and Mr. DONALD BURTON, who have had the probably not always easy task of correcting each a part of my English text and as far as possible getting its rough turnings to sound English.
Stockholm, February 1939.
MFEA Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities L. length.
(Östasiatiska Samlingarna). Th. thickness.
Br. breadth. W. width.
For abbreviations referring to publications cf. the bibliography.