Project to Save Rosalila

Project to Save Rosalila

The Rosalila structure is finally getting the attention it has so desperately needed. The Copan Association has raised funds from the private sector in Honduras, however, because of the most recent emergencies in Honduras (Hurricanes Eta and Iota in 2020 as well as flooding in 2021) the private sector is now overwhelmed. Because the Copan…

ECAP-UNM: Three-Dimensional Tunnel Recording

ECAP-UNM: Three-Dimensional Tunnel Recording

Funds were requested to support tunnel survey field work from January 11 – March 11, 2020. The documentation of the tunnels in the Copan Acropolis occurred under the auspices of the Early Copan Archaeological Project and in collaboration with Harvard University.

Inventory, Cataloguing and Housing the Peter D. Harrison Collection Library

Inventory, Cataloguing and Housing the Peter D. Harrison Collection Library

Dr. Peter D. Harrison was actively involved in specific archeology digs in Mesoamerica during his life and career as an archaeologist.  During that time he amassed a large library of transcripts and collection of books and journals numbering in excess of 3535 volumes.  All are related to archaeology of the Mayan, pre Columbian, Mesoamerican cultures…

ECAP-UNM: Conservation Activities

ECAP-UNM: Conservation Activities

Funding requested as part of the Early Copán Acropolis Program’s (ECAP) 2018 Research and Conservation Project.  The activities took place at the Centro Regional de Investigaciones Arqueológicas (CRIA), the research, conservation, and storage facility for the archaeological site of Copán Ruinas.  Work was from February 5-23, 2018 and is completed.  The project targeted the burial…

Casa Sharer

Casa Sharer

For over 25 years this property served as housing to students of archaeology doing research in Copan Ruinas, Honduras.  In 2013 the estate of Dr. Robert Sharer donated the property to the Copan Association with the request that future use of the property continue as long term residential housing for researchers and students. Casa Sharer…