History of Research

The Four Valleys Archive consists of all paper, photographic, and digital records resulting from archaeological investigations conducted from 1983-2013 across 180km2 (ca. 70 miles2) within four distinct drainages in northwestern and western Honduras. These basins include: the Naco valley along the Chamelecon river; the lower Cacaulapa drainage, a tributary of the Chamelecon situated 9km southwest of the Naco Valley; the middle Ulua river basin ca. 40km south of the Naco valley; and, the El Paraíso valley lying 93 km to the southwest of Naco and 27 km northeast of the lowland Maya center of Copan. The materials recorded in the course of this work span three millennia (1200BC-AD1532). The archive contains data pertaining to the configurations, sizes, and locations of 941 sites recorded on survey along with the results of excavations at 180 settlements and the analysis of over one million artifacts.

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PVN-CER-AN-411-E-013, Marne Ausec and Mary Morrison

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PVN-CER-AN-418-A-001, Edward Schortman

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PVN-CER-AN-418-B-009, Ellen Bell and Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-B-034, Ellen Bell and Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-B-047, Ellen Bell and Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-B-059, Ellen Bell and Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-C-019, Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-C-020, Ellen Bell and Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-C-021, Neil Ross and Ellen Bell

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PVN-CER-AN-418-C-022, Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-C-023, Ellen Bell and Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-C-041, Ellen Bell and Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-C-056, Neil Ross and Ellen Bell

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PVN-CER-AN-418-D-002, Edward Schortman and Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-D-006, Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-D-012, Ellen Bell and Neil Ross

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PVN-CER-AN-418-D-015, Edward Schortman and Lavinia true

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PVN-CER-AN-418-D-016, Edward Schortman and Neil Ross

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PVN-LITH-AN-410, Edward Schortman

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PVN-LITH-AN-411, Edward Schortman

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PVN-LITH-AN-418, Edward Schortman

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PVN Lithic Analysis Coding Sheet, Neil Ross

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PVN Lithic Analysis Sheet 1, Neil Ross

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PVN Lithic Analysis Sheet 10, Neil Ross

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PVN Lithic Analysis Sheet 2, Neil Ross

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PVN Lithic Analysis Sheet 3, Neil Ross

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PVN Lithic Analysis Sheet 4, Neil Ross

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PVN Lithic Analysis Sheet 5, Neil Ross

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PVN Lithic Analysis Sheet 6, Neil Ross

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PVN Lithic Analysis Sheet 7, Neil Ross

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PVN Lithic Analysis Sheet 8, Neil Ross

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PVN Lithic Analysis Sheet 9, Neil Ross

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PVN Op 021 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 027 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 031 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 043 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 100 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman 4272484

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PVN Op 101 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Mark Schortman and Ellen Bell

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PVN Op 104 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec and Patricia Urban

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PVN Op 106 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Patricia Urban and Sylvia Smith

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PVN Op 108 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Edward Mark Schortman

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PVN Op 112 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, and Ellen Bell

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PVN Op 116 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban, Sylvia Smith, and Edward Mark Schortman

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PVN Op 120 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Sylvia Smith, et al.

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PVN Op 123 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban, Sylvia Smith, Marne Ausec, et al.

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PVN Op 128 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 144 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 168 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec, Edward Schortman, Sylvia Smith, et al.

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PVN Op 169 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Sylvia Smith

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PVN Op 171 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Sylvia Smith

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PVN Op 172 Ceramic Analyses, Ellen Bell

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PVN Op 175 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban, Marne Ausec, and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 183 Ceramic Analyses, Sylvia Smith, Patricia Urban, and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 202 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 219 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban, Edward Schortman, Marcela Esqueda, et al.

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PVN Op 23 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Patricia Urban and Sylvia Smith

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PVN Op 24 Ceramic Analyses, Sylvia Smith and Patricia Urban

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PVN Op 255 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 259 Ceramic Analyses, Ellen Bell

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PVN Op 25 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Patricia Urban, Sylvia Smith, Marne Ausec, et al.

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PVN Op 261 Ceramic Analyses, Sylvia Smith

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PVN Op 262 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman and Ellen Bell

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PVN Op 264 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 267 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 268 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 27 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Patricia Urban, Marne Ausec, Sylvia Smith, et al.

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PVN Op 284 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 285 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 286 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 287 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 288 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 289 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 28 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 29 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 302 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 306 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Edward Schortman, et al.

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PVN Op 30 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Edward Schortman, et al.

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PVN Op 319, 321, 322 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 31 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Edward Schortman, et al.

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PVN Op 323 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 324 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec and Patricia Urban

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PVN Op 327, 329, 331 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 32 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Edward Mark Schortman, et al.

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PVN Op 335 Ceramic Analyse, Edward Schortman and Ellen Bell

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PVN Op 337 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Mark Schortman

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PVN Op 338 Ceramic Analyses, Sylvia Smith and Patricia Urban

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PVN Op 33 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Edward Schortman, et al.

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PVN Op 34 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 35 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 36 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Edward Schortman, et al.

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PVN Op 371, 376 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 37 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Sylvia Smith, and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 386 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman and Ell Bell

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PVN Op 38 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Sylvia Smith, Ellen Bell, et al.

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PVN Op 391 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman and Ellen Bell

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PVN Op 394, 400, 401 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban, Marne Ausec, and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 395 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 39 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Sylvia Smith, Edward Schortman, et al.

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PVN Op 410 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Marne Ausec

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PVN Op 411 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec and Patricia Urban