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 328D-003-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 32A-003-001 MET, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 338A-001-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 33A-001-001 MANO, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 33C-005-001 MANO, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 33H-005-001 MANO, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 340A-001-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 340A-001-002 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 341A-003-001 MANO, Victoria Paine

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PSB CAT 341A-003-002 MANO, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 341A-003-003 MTE, Marie Hamilton

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PSB CAT 341A-003-003 MTE_001, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 343E-002-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 343H-003-001, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 343J-001-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 345C-002-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 345C-002-002 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 346B-001-001 WKST, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 347A-001-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 347B-002-001 MTE, Patricia Urban

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PSB CAT 347F-001-001 LCSH, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 347F-003-005 CNCMPBMDL, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 347H-002-003 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 347H-002-004 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 347H-004-003 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 351A-002-001 MANO, Patricia Urban

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PSB CAT 351A-002-003 MTE, Victoria Paine

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PSB CAT 351A-002-004 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 351A-003-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 35A-002-001 MANO, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 39A-001-001 MTE, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 3A-007-001 CAND, Amy Chenoweth

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PSB CAT 3A-008-001 CAND, Amy Chenoweth

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PSB CAT 3A-008-002 CAND, Amy Chenoweth

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PSB CAT 3C-006-001 MTE, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 3C-006-002 SCNL, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 3C-006-002 SCNL_001, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3C-006-003 SCNL, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3C-006-006 MTE, Maria Masucci

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PSB CAT 3C-009-001 SCNL, Maria Masucci

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PSB CAT 3C-009-002 MTE, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 3C-009-003 MTE, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 3C-009-005 SCNL, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3C-009-006 SCNL, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3C-009-007 PLCN, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3C-009-008 LCSH, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3C-012-001 SCNL, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 3C-014-001 LCSH, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3C-016-002 LCSH, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 3C-016-003 LCTH, Alec Harris

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PSB CAT 3C-016-005 Censer Base, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 3C-016-006 LCSH, Brenda Ratini

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PSB CAT 3C-016-007 PLCN, Brenda Ratini

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PSB CAT 3C-018-001 LCSH, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 3C-020-001 Painted Earth, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3D-001-001 LCSH, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3D-002-001 SCNL, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3E-001-001 CAND, Patricia Urban

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PSB CAT 3E-001-002 CAND, Patricia Urban

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PSB CAT 3E-001-003 LCSH, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 3E-001-007 CAND, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 3E-002-001 CNSPK, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3E-002-002 CNCMPBMDL, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-002-003 Unscored Censer Lid, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3E-002-004 LCSH, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-006-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 3E-008-001 MANO, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 3E-008-001 SCNL, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-009-001 SCNL, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3E-009-002 SCNL, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3E-010-001 SCNL, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3E-010-002 CNSPK, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3E-010-003 CAND, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-010-004 PLCN, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-010-005 CAND, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-011-002 CNSPK, Victoria Paine

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PSB CAT 3E-013-002 SCNL, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-021-005 CNSPK, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-021-006 Unscored Censer Lid, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-021-007 SCNL, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-021-009 LCSH, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3E-026-001 SCNL, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3E-026-002 PLCN, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-034-001 SCNL, Meghan Hayes

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PSB CAT 3E-041-001 CNCMPBMDL, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3E-048-001 MTE, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3F-002-001 MTE, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3F-003-001 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 3F-004-001 Biface, Sylvia Smith

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PSB CAT 3F-004-002 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB-CAT 3F-013-002 MTE, Thomas Melchionne

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PSB CAT 3F-014-003 LCSH, Colleen Siders

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PSB CAT 3F-014-005 CAND, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3F-021-001 CAND, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3F-025-021 SCNL, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3F-025-022 PLCN, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3F-025-023 CAND, unknown unknown

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PSB CAT 3G-002-001 SCNL, Marie Hamilton

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PSB CAT 3G-011-001 Adobe, Wendy Ashmore

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PSB CAT 3G-011-003 LCSH, unknown unknown