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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Types of Data

Analysis Sheets Catalog Sheets Drawings
Excavation Reports Field Notes Lot Cards
Photographs Readouts Season Reports
Survey Reports Theses

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Analysis Sheets

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PVN Op 56 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 598 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 599 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman and Patricia Urban

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PVN Op 600 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Mark Schortman

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PVN Op 601 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec and Patricia Urban

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PVN Op 602 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 607 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 608 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban

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PVN Op 614 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 617 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 622 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 623 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 625 Ceramic Analyses, Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 647 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 648 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Edward Schortman

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PVN Op 79 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec, Edward Mark Schortman, and Sylvia Smith

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PVN Op 79 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Edward Schortman, et al.

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PVN OP 81 Ceramic Analyse, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Sylvia Smith, et al.

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PVN Op 84 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Ellen Bell, et al.

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PVN Op 88 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Patricia Urban

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PVN Op 92 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Marne Ausec, Patricia Urban, Edward Schortman, et al.

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PVN Op 96 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban, Marne Ausec, Sylvia Smith, et al.

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PVN Op 98 Ceramic Analyses, Patricia Urban and Sylvia Smith

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PVN Op 99 Ceramic Analyses, Marne Ausec, Sylvia Smith, Patricia Urban, et al.

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PVN Osteological Analyses 1988-1991, Peggy Caldwell

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Sitio El Milagro Ceramic Analysis Sheets, Patricia Urban

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{VN Op 26 Ceramic Analyses Sheets, Patricia Urban and Sylvia Smith

Artifacts

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PSB 320D/010 Drawing Ground Stone Artifact Structure 15, Armando not recorded

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PSB CAT 2A-030-001 Biface, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3K-007-005 LCSH, Colleen Siders

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PSB Crawing of Small Ceramic Vessel Donation, Patricia Urban

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PSB Drawing of Stone Olmec Face Donation, Patricia Urban

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PSB Lot 106G/13 Drawing of Ground Stone Tool, Test Pit, Gualjoquito, Armando not recorded

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PSB Lot 106H/001 Drawing of a Ground Stone Artifact, Structure 17, Armando not recorded

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PSB Lot 341A/003 Drawing Ground Stone Artifact Structure, Armando not recorded

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PSB Lot 347B/002 Drawing of Ceramic Jar Fragments, Marie Hamilton

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PSB Lot 347B/002 Drawing of Ceramic Profile, Marie Hamilton

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PSB Lot 3E/006 Ground Stone Artifact Structure 5, Armando not recorded

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PSB Lot 3F/013 Drawing of a Ground Stone Artifact, Armando not recorded

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PSB Subop 106C Lot 14 Catalog item 1 Ground Stone Sctructure 1, Armando unknown

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PSB Subop 3K Lot 9 Catalog Item 1 Ground Stone, Armando unknown

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PSB Subop 6A Lot 28 Shoe Pot, Alexander Pezatti

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PSB Subop 98E Lot 2 Catalog Item 1 Stone Sculpture Structures 6 and 7, Armando unknown

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PSB Subop 98E Lot 2 Catalog Item 2 Ground Stone Structures 6, 7, Armando unknown

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PSN Lot 347B Ceramic Drawing, Marie Hamilton

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PVN-CAT-043-F-018-002-CAND, Marne Ausec

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PVN-CAT-046-C-011-001-FWO, Marne Ausec

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PVN-CAT-053-B-060-002-FWO, Ellen Bell

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PVN-CAT-053-E-039-006-CAND, Edward Mark Schortman

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PVN-CAT-055-AF-007-001-PLCN, Marne Ausec

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PVN CAT 10A-015-001 FWO, Patricia Urban and Quique Posas

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PVN-CAT-202-DA-010-003-WKDS, Edwin Barnes

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PVN-CAT-306-X-088-002-MTE, unknown unknown

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PVN-CAT-323-U-006-001-STMP, Marne Ausec

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PVN-CAT-423-B-045-002-LCTH, Patricia Urban

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PVN-CAT-423-V-049-003-LCSH, Patricia Urban

Catalog Sheets

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EPV 001 Ellen E Bell Field Notes 2010, Ellen Bell

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EPV 017 Hostenske Field Notes 2009, Mary Hostenske

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EPV CAT 01-03-01 Ground Stone 2006 with drawings, Mary Hostenske

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EPV CAT 09-09-41 Ground stone (1), Mary Hostenske

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EPV CAT Object Catalog Sheets 2007 and 2008, multiple multiple

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EPV CAT Object Catalog Sheets 2009 (1), multiple multiple

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EPV DRW 02-72-profile test pit, Erlend Johnson

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EPV DRW 05-15 Str01 E-W Section Page 08 Structure 1, Santiago Escobar Morales

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EPV DRW 10-26-02 Ground Stone 2009 Structure 20, Jenica Szirmay

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EPV DRW Op 02-37 section 1 Structure 1 and 2, Thomas Gonyea

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EPV DRW Op 02-45 section page 2 Structure 9, Katherine Sanders

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EPV DRW Op 02-54 elevation page 2 Structure 12, Erlend Johnson

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EPV DRW Op 02-61 section page 3 Structure 4, Whitney Goodwin

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EPV DRW Op 05-12 section Structure 1, Roberto Ramirez

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PNV-CAT-014-E-034-006-CNCMPB, Marne Ausec

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PSB 150F-005-001a Used Stone Structure 9, Patricia Urban

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PSB 192C-001-00 Pestle Structure 9, Adam Carpenter

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PSB 347F-002-031 CNCMPB, Patricia Urban

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PSB CAT 100A-002-001 MTE, Maria Masucci

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PSB CAT 100C-007-001 LCTH, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 100C-009-002 SCNL, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 100C-009-010 SCNL, Marta Johnson

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PSB CAT 100D-002-006 SCNL, Marta Johnson

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PSB CAT 100D-004-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 100J-004-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 102B-001-001 MTE, Patricia Urban

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PSB CAT 102B-002-001 CAND, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 102B-004-001 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 102D-001-001 LCSH, Marie Hamilton

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PSB CAT 102D-002-002 MANO, Patricia Urban

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PSB CAT 103A-001-001 WKST, Maria Masucci

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PSB CAT 103D-001-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 103D-001-002 MTE, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 103D-002-001 LCSH, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 103E-006-001 MANO, Victoria Paine

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PSB CAT 103J-001-001 MTE, Victoria Paine

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PSB CAT 104C-001-001 MANO, Victoria Paine

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PSB CAT 104C-002-002 and 003 Stone Sphere Structure 1, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 104C-002-002 PLCN, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 104D-001-001 PLCN, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 104D-001-001 PLCN_001, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 104D-003-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 104G-001-001 PLCN, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 105A-005-001 LCSH, Sylvia Smith