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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Catalog Sheets

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PSB CAT 1F-080-001 PLCN, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 1F-136-001 CNCMPBMDL, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 203A-001-001 MANO, Adam Carpenter

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PSB CAT 204A-001-001 MTE, Adam Carpenter

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PSB CAT 20A-001-001 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 20D-002-001 LCSH, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 20E-002-001 Ground Stone Structure 2, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 20E-007-001 LCSH, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 21A-003-001 Used River Cobble Surface, Amy Chenoweth

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PSB CAT 21A-004-001 MTE, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 21A-004-002 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 22A-001-001 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 22B-001-001 MTE, Patricia Urban

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PSB CAT 22B-008 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 22B-016-001-MANO, Brenda Ratini

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PSB CAT 22C-018-001 MTE, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 22D-004-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 22D-009-002 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 22E-009-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 22E-013-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 22H-001-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 22H-004-001 MTE, Patricia Urban

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PSB CAT 22I-001-001 MANO, Patricia Urban

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PSB CAT 23D-001-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 25H-004-001-MANO, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 25H-005-001 MANO, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 25K-004-001 MANO, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 25K-006-001 MANO, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 26B-004-001 MTE, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 26B-004-001 MTE, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 26B-024-001 MANO, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 26D-005-001 MANO, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 28A-001-001 MANO, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 2A-001-001 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 2A-002-001 SCNL, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 2A-002-002 CNCMP, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 2A-002-003 Censer Body, Wendy Ashmore and Amy Chenoweth

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PSB CAT 2A-002-004 Censer Body, Wendy Ashmore and Amy Chenoweth

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PSB CAT 2A-002-005 CNSPK, Wendy Ashmore and Amy Chenoweth

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PSB CAT 2A-002-006 PLCN, Kathleen Mclaren and Amy Chenoweth

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PSB CAT 2A-005-001 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 2A-009-001 Modified Obsidian Blade, Amy Chenoweth

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PSB CAT 2A-010-001-MTE, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 2A-013-001 MANO, Amy Chenoweth

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PSB CAT 2A-030-003 PLCN, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 2A-032-001 MANO, Meghan Hayes

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PSB CAT 2A-041-1 MTE, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 2A-045-001 Censer Base, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 2B-001-001 HACHA, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 2B-008-001 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 2B-009-001 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 2B-009-002 MANO, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 2B-012-001 Biface, Jeffrey Hendricks

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PSB CAT 2B-013-001 Rock Crysytal, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 2B-014-1 Bark Beater Gualjoquito, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 2B-018-001 BRKBTR, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 2C-008-001 MTE, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 2C-014-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 2C-014-002 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 2C-014-004 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 2C-014-005 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 2C-014-3 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 2D-002-001 SCNL, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 300A-002-001 MTE, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 300B-003-001 MANO, Brenda Ratini

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PSB CAT 300B-003-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 300B-008-001a MANO, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 300B-008-001 MANO, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 300D-002-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 300D-004-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 300F-005-002-MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 302K-005-001 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 307B-001-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 307B-004-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 308B-009-026 SCNL, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 308B-033-002 Hacha, Victoria Paine

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PSB CAT 308C-002-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 308C-016-001 MANO, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 310B-009-007 BRKBTR, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 310C-003-001 Stone Ornament Structure 7, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 315A-001-001 MTE, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 320D-002-001 MTE, Victoria Paine

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PSB CAT 320D-002-002-MTE, Victoria Paine

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PSB CAT 320D-007-003 MTE, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 320D-008-001 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 320D-009-002 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 320D-010-002 MTE, Marie Hamilton

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PSB CAT 320D-010-002 MTE-1, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 320D-010-003 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 320E-021-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 320I-003-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 328A-001-001 MANO, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 328A-003-001 MANO 02, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 328A-003-002 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 328A-003-003 WKST, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 328A-003-004 WKST, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 328A-003-005 WKST, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 328A-003-006 WKST, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 328A-003-007 WKST, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 328B-003-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne