Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. Religious Studies Dept.
Thomas R.W. Longstaff
Research at La Sierra is threatened by the encroaching development of a new housing project. Thus excavation at La Sierra must be considered "salvage archaeology". Excavation uncovered 55 percent +/- 5 percent of structure lA-48. Between eight and ten men worked eight hours per day, five days per week from March 29th until May 20th. Excavation of structure lA-48 included sub-operations 29E, 29F, 29G, 29H, 291, 29J, 29K, and 29L. Initially, I began excavating structure lA-48 to understand its function and to relate this function to its position between site core I and the new site core extension. Later, I modified this hypothesis according to the data generated during excavation.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Honduras -- Naco Valley, Naco Valley (Honduras) -- Antiquities, La Sierra site (Honduras), Honduras -- Antiquities
Recommended CitationAgelasto IV, Peter A., "Excavation of structure 1A-48 in the urban core of La Sierra & investigation into development of the urban core in a late classic settlement Naco Valley, Honduras" (1996). Honors Theses. Paper 351.
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