The authors thank Jack Perdon and the crew of the Schollevaar for assistance in the field, Joris Geurts van Kessel and Annemieke van der Pluim (RIKZ
) for making the aerial photographs of the Eastern Scheldt disposable, Pauline Kamermans and Karin Troost for improving the manuscript by critical comments, and John McDarby for improving the English.
Tabari, Jami, 29:106, notes that some commentators say that it means "archers, hunters," others "lion," which is the most common translation, or a "band of men, voices of men," or "noise (rikz
) made by men." Some hold that qaswarah is Abyssinian for "lion."