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Getty Conservation Institute Maya Initiative records, 1972-2016, undated


Title: Getty Conservation Institute Maya Initiative records
Dates: 1972-2016, undated
Number: IA30023
Creator/Collector: Getty Conservation Institute. Field Projects Division
Extent: 33.11 Linear Feet (22 boxes, 25 videocassettes, and 4 flat files)
Extent: 52.14 GB (32,436 files)
Abstract: The Maya Initiative records date from 1972 to 2016, undated (bulk 1996-2016) and primarily document the Getty Conservation Institute's collaborations with the Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia (IHAH) of Honduras to develop a conservation strategy for the Hieroglyphic Stairway at Copán and with the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte (CONCULTURA) of El Salvador to develop a site management plan for Joya de Cerén. The records are a mix of analog and digital files and cover the initial planning meetings that led to the Maya Initiative, as well as the logistical planning, progress, findings, and final outputs of the Copán and Joya de Cerén projects. There are also some files pertaining to the El Salvador Earthquake Relief project, another collaboration with CONCULTURA under the Maya Initiative.
Language: Collection material is in Records are primarily in English and Spanish. A small portion is in French.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Institutional Records and Archives
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390
Author: Lorain Wang

Administrative History

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is an operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, a not-for-profit cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Established in 1985, the GCI's mission is to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and cultural heritage sites. Working internationally, it serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the GCI focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.

Through field projects, the GCI works to advance conservation practice worldwide on a range of heritage places including buildings, archaeological sites, and urban environments, and to address problems of regional or international relevance. The field projects that the GCI develops and implements incorporate strong research, planning, and educational objectives. While field projects vary in emphasis, complexity, and scope, all are multidisciplinary and involve working with local partners to build knowledge, skills, and experience, and to ensure sustainability. Projects also adhere to a consistent methodology which includes documentation and recording, diagnostic research and assessment, the development and testing of conservation treatments and strategies, implementation, and, finally, dissemination and training. Field project teams consist of the GCI (and sometimes other Getty) staff, representatives of partner organizations, and external consultants. Team members come from a variety of disciplines and include archaeologists, conservators, curators, engineers, architects, art historians, biologists, geologists, chemists, city planners, surveyors, museum administrators, and site managers.

The Maya Initiative (1999-2008) is a GCI field project that sought to establish a heritage management plan for the Maya region. Initial discussions began with a meeting at the GCI in August 1997 with directors of national heritage conservation institutes from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize. Representatives of the World Bank, the International Development Bank, and the Mundo Maya organization were also present. The objectives of the Maya Initiative were to improve conservation practice in the region and to foster collaboration among the countries of the area through development of methodologies to address site management and conservation issues; transfer of knowledge to technicians and site managers; establishment of reference documents and training; dissemination and promotion of the results; and support for the development of local, national, and regional networks. After site visits and additional meetings held in Merida, Mexico (January 1998) and Antigua, Guatemala (April 1998), projects at two UNESCO World Heritage sites were selected for collaboration: development of a site management plan for earthen architecture at Joya de Cerén in El Salvador (1999-2002) and development of a conservation plan for the Hieroglyphic Stairway in Copán in Honduras (1999-2005). The El Salvador Earthquake Relief project was later initiated under the Maya Initiative in 2001.

Joya de Cerén, located to the northwest of the city of San Salvador, contains the well-preserved remains of a prehispanic Maya farming village buried by a volcanic eruption in the sixth century CE. The GCI worked with the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte (CONCULTURA) of El Salvador to develop a management plan to address, through holistic measures, the complex natural and social conditions related to the conservation of the archaeological site. With a focus on sustainability and developing a model plan for other sites, working meetings were held with various interest groups to strengthen collaboration and to foster a sense of ownership and, in turn, a greater commitment to the conservation of Joya de Cerén. A condition assessment was carried out, which involved a detailed digital topographic survey of the site and architectural survey of each structure, environmental monitoring, biological analysis, and research on the history of interventions and conditions of the structures at the time of the site's excavation. The final management plan was completed in the summer of 2002 and presented publicly to local and national authorities and stakeholders and to the vice president of El Salvador by the GCI and CONCULTURA. The process of creating the management plan is detailed in the Getty publication, Conservation Management Planning: Putting Theory into Practice: The Case of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador, published in 2008.

The other major collaboration under the Maya Initiative was the GCI's partnership with the Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia (IHAH) of Honduras to develop a long-term conservation strategy for the Hieroglyphic Stairway at the archaeological site of Copán, located in western Honduras. Built in eighth century CE, the Stairway measures 10 meters wide by 24 meters high and contains the longest Maya text carved on stone from ancient Mesoamerica. Its 63 steps are covered with over 1,000 intricately carved glyphs that recount the official history of Copán rulers. The Stairway was rediscovered and excavated in the late 1890s and reconstructed 1937-1940. Over the years, the stone surfaces have deteriorated, impacting the readability of the carved text. The project has thus focused on evaluating the conditions of the stones and identifying the causes and mechanisms of decay. Work on the project included a complete stereophotographic survey, a detailed condition survey, scientific analysis of stone and mortar samples and biological specimens from stone surfaces, environmental monitoring, and archival research. The findings, as well as proposals for conservation treatment, preventive measures, and maintenance strategies, were presented in a final project report, The Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copán, Honduras: Study Results and Conservation Proposals. The report was officially presented in July 2007 to the Minister of Culture and the public in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. Presentations were also held in San Pedro Sula and Copán Ruinas.

The El Salvador Earthquake Relief project (2001-2002) was a minor component of the Maya Initiative, initiated with CONCULTURA after two major earthquakes hit the country in 2001. To provide professionals in El Salvador with the skills to stabilize historic buildings after an earthquake, the GCI funded and organized a two-week training course in June 2001 on emergency temporary shoring and rain protection, using the country's national monuments as practical examples. The buildings selected were Iglesia del Carmen in Santa Tecla, Nuestra Señora del Pilar in San Vicente, and Casa de la Cultura in Izalco. Julio Vargas and Daniel Torrealva, structural engineers from Peru, were contracted to design a temporary structural shoring system and rain protection for the buildings and to lead the training course, while the coverings were constructed and installed by a Salvadorian crew. Participants in the training program were selected by CONCULTURA.


Scope and Content of Collection

The Maya Initiative records date from 1972 to 2016, undated (bulk 1996-2016) and primarily document the Getty Conservation Institute's collaborations with the Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia (IHAH) of Honduras to develop a conservation strategy for the Hieroglyphic Stairway at Copán and with the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte (CONCULTURA) of El Salvador to develop a site management plan for Joya de Cerén. The files cover the initial planning meetings that led to the Maya Initiative, as well as the logistical planning, progress, findings, and final outputs of the Copán and Joya de Cerén projects. Materials are a mix of analog and digital files and include signed project agreements with the GCI's partners, consultant contracts, project proposals and summaries, correspondence, budgets, meeting agenda and minutes, work plans, condition assessment drawings, archival and bibliographic research, technical data, reports, photographs, videocassettes, and press releases and articles about the initiative and the individual projects. The videocassettes consist of recordings of the first planning meeting, site visits, and interviews. Additional records in the collection include a small number of files pertaining to the El Salvador Earthquake Relief project, another collaboration with CONCULTURA. These materials include a copy of the signed agreement, correspondence, photos, research on temporary shoring, and a project proposal and description. There are no materials from the project's training course.

The digital materials in the collection consist of files copied from five Zip disks and 78 CD-ROMs and files maintained for the project on the GCI's shared network drive. They include a mix of text, image, database, ArcView, and CAD formats.

Network files are listed only at the top folder levels while files from CDs are listed at the disc level. A complete listing of files and folder names is available upon request.

Arrangement

Records are arranged in the following series: Series I. Administrative and general files, 1995-2015, undated; Series II. Copán, 1972-2015, undated (bulk 1996-2015); Series III. Joya de Cerén, 1996-2016, undated.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Most of the records described in accessions 2013.IA.17, 2014.IA.41, 2015.IA.05, 2015.IA.11, 2016.IA.22, 2017.IA.42, 2017.IA.45, and 2018.IA.23 are available for use by qualified researchers. Public access to contracts in 2015.IA.05 and 2017.IA.45 is restricted.

Access copies of videocassettes must be created prior to use. To request access, fill out the reference form with the videocassette title and finding aid number IA30023. Please note reformatting may take up to eight weeks.

The following types of records are permanently closed: records containing personal information, records that compromise security or operations, legal communications, legal work product, and records related to donors. The J. Paul Getty Trust reserves the right to restrict access to any records held by the Institutional Archives.

Restrictions on Use

Contact Library Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.


Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Cultural property -- Conservation and restoration
Cultural property -- Protection
Earthquake engineering
Environmental monitoring

Subjects - Places

Ceren Site (El Salvador)
Copán Site (Honduras)

Genres and Forms of Material

Born digital
Compact discs
Computer-aided designs (visual works)
Condition surveys
Contracts
Correspondence
Digital images
Electronic documents
Electronic records (digital records)
Photographs
Site plans
Technical reports
Videotapes

Contributors

Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte (El Salvador)
Getty Conservation Institute. Field Projects Division
Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia

Related Material

The following materials are offered as additional sources of information on the people, programs, and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Getty Conservation Institute:

Most of the original photos related to the project are held in the Getty Conservation Institute's Visual Resources Library.

Project publications available online: http://www.getty.edu/conservation/our_projects/field_projects/maya/maya_publications.html


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Getty Conservation Institute Maya Initiative records, 1972-2016, undated (bulk 1996-2016). Institutional Records and Archives. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, IA30023.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifaia30023

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records described in this finding aid were transferred by the Getty Conservation Institute and form part of accessions 2013.IA.17, 2014.IA.41, 2015.IA.05, 2015.IA.11, 2016.IA.22, 2017.IA.42, 2017.IA.45, and 2018.IA.23.

Processing Information

Processing of the Maya Initiative records was completed by Lorain Wang in 2019.

Files were transferred off of CD-ROMs and Zip disks in the collection, and each set of files was assigned a unique identifier by the archivist. Gaps in numbering are due to the deaccession of duplicate sets of files. With the exception of two disks, the CDs and Zip disks were removed from the collection. Labels written on the media were transcribed in the container list as titles.

The digital network files were maintained by multiple GCI staff members, which resulted in multiple filing schemes and duplicate files throughout. To facilitate navigation of the network files, the archivist reorganized parts of the folder structure and deleted duplicate folders. Not all duplicate files were deleted, however, to maintain context of files.

For all digital files, a virus scan was performed and no viruses were found. In addition, problematic characters were removed or replaced in filenames due to system limitations of the Getty's digital preservation system. A log was created of the original and new names.

Dates listed for digital content are primarily based on the last modified date.

For additional information regarding Institutional Archives' standard practices for processing digital files, contact records@getty.edu.


Container List

Series I. Administrative and general files, 1993-2015, undated 1.46 Linear Feet (5 boxes, 14 videocassettes) 1.72 GB (3,627 files)
The records in this series date from 1995 to 2015 and undated and consist primarily of administrative files for the Maya Initiative. While this series mostly pertains to Copán and Joya de Cerén, some of the files relate to the El Salvador Earthquake Relief project. Materials are a mix of analog and digital files and include signed project agreements with the GCI's partners, consultant contracts, project proposals and summaries, correspondence, budgets, meeting agenda and minutes, field campaign reports, work plans, videocassettes, a press release, and external articles about the initiative. The files document not only the logistical planning and progress of the projects but also the initial planning meetings that led to the Maya Initiative. The videos consist of recordings of the initial planning meeting, site visits, and interviews. Additionally, a few folders were placed in this series because they contain a mix of Joya de Cerén and Copán files. These include digital images for a GCI open house poster on the Maya Initiative project, Copán and Joya de Cerén digital images and slides, and reference materials on the Mayan sites.
While two sets of digital files are from CDs, most of the digital material in this series were originally maintained on the GCI's shared network drive and are listed here under the "Digital network files" category. They consist of a mix of text, image, database, ArcView, and CAD formats.
Arrangement
Records are arranged alphabetically in the following six categories: Administrative, Digital network files, El Salvador earthquake relief, Press, Project planning, and Visuals.
Access copies of videocassettes must be created prior to use. To request access, fill out the reference form with the videocassette title and finding aid number IA30023. Please note reformatting may take up to eight weeks.
Contact Library Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.
Access to digital content in this series is only available on-site. Specify the digital files you would like to view when submitting an appointment request. Please note that we may not be able to provide access to all file formats due to lack of required software and/or system specifications. For more information or to request access, contact Library Reference at the Getty Research Institute.
Administrative:
Agreements:
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2013.IA.17-01 Letters of intent, 1997-1999
Includes letter from Guatemalan President Alvaro Arzu.
2013.IA.17-01 Honduras agreement [drafts only], 1999-2000
2013.IA.17-01 Project agreement - Copán, 1999-2000, 2003
2013.IA.17-01 Project agreement - Joya, 1998-2000
2013.IA.17-01 Signed copies of operational partnership agreement with World Bank, undated
Copán:
box
2013.IA.17-02 Budgets, 2000, 2003
2013.IA.17-02 Contracts, project plans, 1999-2001
box
2015.IA.05-03 RESTRICTED Contracts: 2000-2004
Folder restricted until 2039.
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2015.IA.05-01 Clive Boardman, July 8, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Clive Boardman, July 28, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Clive Boardman, August 10, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Guilia Caneva, May 15, 2000
2015.IA.05-01 Guilia Caneva, November 15, 2000
2015.IA.05-01 William Martin, January 20, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Gionata Rizzi, October 30, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Gionata Rizzi, August 2, 2004
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2013.IA.17-02 Material delivered to partners - important, 2007
2013.IA.17-02 Medical site survey, July 2003
2013.IA.17-02 People/consultants, undated
Permissions:
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2015.IA.05-01 Copyright/permissions: 2005-2006
2015.IA.05-01 Prof. Oscar Cruz M. Rpte. IHAH, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Use of Peabody photography for the Conservation Strategy of the Copán Hieroglyphic Stairway report, July 11, 2005
2015.IA.05-01 Summary of the GCI holdings of Copán photographs from different collections - Elsa Bourguignon, July 11, 2005
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to William Fash from Francoise Descamps for permission to use drawings in final project report, October 23, 2005
2015.IA.05-01 William Fash permissions, January 3, 2006
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2013.IA.17-02 Permissions, 2000-2005
2013.IA.17-02 Photo permissions - Peabody, 2006, 2009
2013.IA.17-02 Peabody - photo permit, 2006
Joya de Cerén:
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2013.IA.17-05 Contracts, list of documents give at end of project, 1999-2000, 2005-2006
2013.IA.17-05 Correspondence, 2005
2013.IA.17-05 Digital files management, circa 2000
2013.IA.17-05 Gestion de la documentacion digital, undated
2013.IA.17-05 Mailing list CD distribution, 2002
Meetings:
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2013.IA.17-05 Draft report on conservation meetings for Joya de Cerén, El Salvador, 2005
2013.IA.17-05 Reunion multisectorial de trabajo (August 30-31), 2000
2013.IA.17-05 Photography permissions, 2002
2013.IA.17-05 Web permissions, 2002
Digital network files:
Central files:
Digital files stored in the central Maya Initiative project folder on the GCI's shared network drive. These files consist of agreements, budgets, logistical planning files, meeting agenda and notes, and reference material.
Access to digital files in 2017.IA.45 is available to on-site researchers and Getty staff. Specify the digital files you would like to view when submitting an appointment request. Please note that we may not be able to provide access to all file formats due to lack of required software and/or system specifications. For more information or to request access, contact Library Reference at the Getty Research Institute.
Admin, 1997-2010 (43.8 MB, 681 files)
Public access to contracts is restricted for 35 years from date of contract.
CentralAmerica JulAug98, 1999 (14 KB, 1 file)
Objectives and evaluation, 1998-2003 (811 KB, 16 files)
References and resources, 1998-2007 (687 MB, 127 files)
Digital Lab:
Digital network files maintained by the GCI's Digital Lab. Content includes ArcView project files and a spreadsheet regarding updates made to Maya Initiative CAD files migrated to the 2014 version of AutoCAD.
Access to digital files in 2017.IA.42 is available to on-site researchers and Getty staff. Specify the digital files you would like to view when submitting an appointment request. Please note that we may not be able to provide access to all file formats due to lack of required software and/or system specifications. For more information or to request access, contact Library Reference at the Getty Research Institute.
Aview, 1993-2000, 2015 (102 MB, 2292 files)
Maya_CAD_Inventory_20150804.xlsx, 2015
El Salvador earthquake relief:
box
2013.IA.17-01 Project agreement, 2001-2002
2013.IA.17-01 Temporary shoring, 2001
Proposal:
box
2013.IA.17-01 Izalco, 2001
2013.IA.17-01 General project description, 2001
2013.IA.17-01 Project proposal, 2001
Press:
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2013.IA.17-01 Internal GCI articles, 1998-2000
2013.IA.17-01 Press releases and publicity GCI generated, 1997
2013.IA.17-01 External press - Maya, 1998
Project planning:
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2013.IA.17-01 Copán and Cerén literature review, 1999
2013.IA.17-01 General, 1997-2000, 2006
2013.IA.17-01 General prep meetings, preliminary, 1993, 1997-1998
2013.IA.17-01 Geotechnical study, undated
Project objective:
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2013.IA.17-01 Initial proposal, 1995-1997
2013.IA.17-01 Partner proposals, 1997-1998
2013.IA.17-01 Copán declaration, 1996-1997
2013.IA.17-01 Copán project proposal, 1996
Visuals:
Access copies of videocassettes must be created prior to use. To request access, fill out the reference form with the videocassette title and finding aid number IA30023. Please note reformatting may take up to eight weeks.
Contact Library Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.
Access to digital files in 2013.IA.17 is available to on-site researchers and Getty staff. Specify the digital files you would like to view when submitting an appointment request. Please note that we may not be able to provide access to all file formats due to lack of required software and/or system specifications. For more information or to request access, contact Library Reference at the Getty Research Institute.
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2013.IA.17-01 Project slides, 1999-2000
Maya general open house 2002 poster images - Presentation GCI open house, 2000-2002
Joya de Cerén and Copán photographs, April 2002 M. Gemperline, 2002
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2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya - First meeting at GCI, August 26-28, 1997 (7 videocassettes: BetacamSP)
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 4 El Salvador y Honduras, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Joya de Cerén, Interview M. Izaura Araus, San Andres ruins, Copán
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 11 Yaxha Guatemala, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Interview Francoise Descamps
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 12 Topoxte (island), Guatemala, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Giora and Oscar in site, scientist
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 13 Tikal, Guatemala, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Eric Hansen and Erice Doehne, interview Oscar
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 14 Pozo Maya, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Wrap meeting in Yaxha.
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 15 Peten Yaxha, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Interview Alberto y Giora, vistas de la ciudad de Antigua
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 16 Antigua, Guatemala, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Series II. Copán, 1972-2015, undated 24.97 Linear Feet (14 boxes, 7 videocassettes, and 4 flat files) 32.21 GB (12,620 files)
These records pertain to the collaboration between the GCI and Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia (IHAH) from 1999 to 2005 to establish a long-term conservation strategy for the Hieroglyphic Stairway at Copán, in western Honduras. The records date from 1972 to 2015 and undated (bulk 1996-2015) and document planning and logistics for the project, comprehensive investigation of the conditions of the Stairway, conservation treatment trials, and the development of guidelines for a protective shelter for the Stairway. Work associated with the condition assessment included archival and bibliographic research, scientific analysis of stone and mortar samples and biological specimens from stone surfaces, monitoring of the Stairway environment, a complete stereophotographic survey, and a condition survey. Records are in analog and digital form and consist of correspondence, meeting minutes and agenda, contracts, budgets, work plans, research notes, bibliographic sources, copies of archival materials, proposals, campaign reports, scientific analysis reports, condition survey drawings and reports, photogrammetry data, photographs, videos, and articles by project personnel. The photographs include general photos taken of the site, images from the stereophotographic survey, historic photos, comparative photos of control blocks over time, and photos of conservation treatment trials. The videocassettes contain footage of the site and interviews with project members and archaeologists. Records also include a copy of the final project report, The Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copán, Honduras: Study Results and Conservation Proposals, which synthesizes all the studies and establishes proposals for the stabilization of the carved surfaces as well as preventive measures and maintenance.
Digital content consists of files copied from CDs (spread throughout the series) and files maintained for the project on the GCI's shared network drive (listed under the "Digital network files" category). They include a mix of text, image, database, video, and CAD formats. Note that in 2015, a GCI consultant migrated CAD files for the project to the 2014 version of AutoCAD and reestablished external references. Those files are listed under the "Digital network files" category.
Arrangement
Files are arranged alphabetically in the following nine categories: Correspondence, Digital network files, Dissemination, Graphic documentation, Meetings, Planning/logistics, Reference, Reports, and Site data. Note that content under "Digital network files" also overlap with the other eight categories.
Access copies of videocassettes must be created prior to use. To request access, fill out the reference form with the videocassette title and finding aid number IA30023. Please note reformatting may take up to eight weeks.
Contact Library Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.
Access to digital content is only available on-site. 2016.IA.22 is available on Getty networked computers and in the Special Collections Reading Room through the link provided in the inventory. For files from other accessions, specify the digital files you would like to view when submitting an appointment request. Please note that we may not be able to provide access to all file formats due to lack of required software and/or system specifications. For more information or to request access, contact Library Reference at the Getty Research Institute.
Correspondence:
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2015.IA.05-01 Correspondence:
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Olga Joya from Jeanne Marie Teutonico, Fall 2001
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Carmen Julia Fajardo from Francoise Descamps, March 25, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Ricardo Agurcia from Francoise Descamps, March 25, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Email to Elsa Bourguignon from Barbara Fash, Copán Stone Numbering, August 15, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Email from Jeanne Marie Teutonico to Elsa Bourguignon, Francoise Descamps, Thomas Roby, Copán Stone Numbering, August 16, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Barbara [Fash] - Francoise's [Descamps] Draft, September 19, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Barbara [Fash] - Tom's [Roby] draft, September 19, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Email from Jeanne Marie Teutonico to Francoise Descamps and Thomas Roby, September 19, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Ana Maria Esher from Thomas Roby, September 30, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Rolando Soto from Francoise Descamps - Proyecto Conservación de la Escalinata Hieroglí­fica [Jeroglífica] de Copán, August 10, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Margarita Durón de Galvez from Francoise Descamps - Proyecto Conservación de la Escalinata Hieroglí­fica [Jeroglífica] de Copán, August 10, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Rolando Soto from Francoise Descamps - Proyecto Conservación de la Escalinata Hieroglí­fica [Jeroglífica] de Copán Visitia de Agosto 23-31 y colaboración para el protocol fotográfico, August 16, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Oscar Cruz from Francoise Descamps - Proyecto Conservación de la Escalinata Hieroglí­fica [Jeroglífica] de Copán Campaña de Agosto 2004, August 16, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Fax from Oscar Cruz to Francois Descamps, August 17, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Mrs. Levia from Francoise Descamps, November 9, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Oscar Cruz from Francoise Descamps, Proyecto Conservación de la Escalinata Hieroglí­fica [Jeroglífica] de Copán Campaña de Diciembre 2004, November 16, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Fax from Oscar Cruz to Francois Descamps, November 19, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Fax to Francoise Descamps to Margarita Durón de Gálvez, November 30, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Letter to Timothy Whalen from Margarita Durón de Gálvez, June 27, 2005
2015.IA.05-01 Fax to Francoise Descamps from Dario A. Euraque, May 31, 2007
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2013.IA.17-02 Correspondence - external, 1996-2006
Digital network files:
Central files:
Digital files stored in the central Maya Initiative project folder on the GCI's shared network drive. These files reflect the different aspects of the Copán project, including project planning, scientific analysis, environmental monitoring, condition surveys, project writings, archival and bibliographic research, and dissemenation work. Materials consist of CAD drawings, photographs, database files, and text documents
Access to digital files in 2017.IA.45 is only available on-site. Specify the digital files you would like to view when submitting an appointment request. Please note that we may not be able to provide access to all file formats due to lack of required software and/or system specifications. For more information or to request access, contact Library Reference at the Getty Research Institute.
5. project component: 1998-2008 (9.05 GB, 4390 files)
Survey
Environmental Monitoring
Final Report
Treatment Trials
Working Folders
Material Analysis
Archival Research
6. Project reports & dissemination, 1997-2010 (2.14 GB, 660 files)
7. Project visuals, 1998-2008 (6.84 GB, 1857 files)
Consultant reports, 2000-2005 (230 MB, 85 files)
Dissemination, 2000-2007 (566 MB, 43 files)
Digital Lab:
Files maintained by the GCI's Digital Lab on their shared network drive. Materials consist of CAD drawings, photographs, and data files associated with the Copán project. While most of the CAD drawings here duplicate those listed elsewhere in the collection, these files were migrated to the 2014 version of AutoCAD by a GCI consultant. External references were also reestablished. A spreadsheet of the updates can be found in Series 1. Administrative and general files under the "Digital network files" category.
Access to digital files in 2017.IA.42 is only available on-site. Specify the digital files you would like to view when submitting an appointment request. Please note that we may not be able to provide access to all file formats due to lack of required software and/or system specifications. For more information or to request access, contact Library Reference at the Getty Research Institute.
Copán, 1995-2015 (5.70 GB, 1579 files)
Dissemination:
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2015.IA.05-01 Articles:
2015.IA.05-01 "Condition assessment and identification of causes of deterioration of the Hieroglyphic Stairway, Copán," by Thomas Roby, Eric Doehne, Elsa Bourguignon, Shin Maekawa, Stone Conservation Conference (draft), 2003
2015.IA.05-01 "An examination of heritage survey in the international arena - The survey of Hieroglyphic Stairway in Copán, Honduras," by Christopher Gray and Clive Boardman, CIPA 2001 in Proceedings 18th International Symposium CIPA 2001 Potsdam (German), September 18-21, 2001, undated
2015.IA.05-01 "The survey of the Hieroglyphic Stairway in Copán, Honduras," by Clive Boardman, April 2004
2015.IA.05-01 "Characterization of carved rhyolite tuf- The Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copán, Honduras." by E.Doehne, S. Simon, U. Mueller, D. Carson, A. Ormsbee in 6th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, April 2004
2015.IA.05-01 "Ecological analysis and biodeterioration processes over time at the Hieroglyphic Stairway in the Copán (Honduras) archaeological site," by G. Caneva, O. Salvadori, S. Ricci, S. Ceschin in Plant Biosystems, Vol. 139, No. 3, pp. 295-310, November 2005
2015.IA.05-01 "Comparison of shelters' performance at Joya de Cerén, El Salvador," by Shin Maekawa in Heritage, Weathering and Conservation V. 1, Edited by R. Fort, M. Alvarez de Buergo, M. Gomez-Heras & C. Vazquez-Calvo, 2006
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2013.IA.17-10 "Condition assessment and identification of causes of deterioration of the Hieroglyphic stairway, Copán" by Thomas Roby, Eric Doehne, Elsa Bourguignon, Shin Maekawa, undated
2013.IA.17-10 "Options and choices: On-site conservation documentation of the hieroglyphic stairway of the site of Copán, Honduras," by Elsa Bourguignon, 2002
Flatfile
2013.IA.17-15 [Presentation posters], undated
Graphic documentation:
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2014.IA.41-01 Condition surveys, May 2001
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2013.IA.17-13 Comparative analysis of control blocks over time, undated
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2013.IA.17-14 Comparative analysis of control blocks over time, undated
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2013.IA.17-11 Condition survey transparencies steps 31-46 Photark Surveys UK, June 2000 (2 folders)
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2013.IA.17-09 Condition survey transparencies steps 47-63 Photarc Surveys UK, June 2000 (3 folders)
Copán pics [of stairway] by Hiroyuki Ikarashi, March 17-18 and April 10, 2003
Copán images, Hiroyuki Ikarashi, July 2003
Blocks 2, 462, 592, 2000
Copán blocks 02-203, September 2006
Copán blocks 204-376, September 2006
Copán blocks 409-483, September 2006
Copán blocks 549-576, September 2006
Copán blocks 578-595, September 2006
Loss after 1987 - CAD drawings and base photos, Elsa Bouguignon, September 2006
Re-survey of conditions, treatment trial graphic documentation, August 2000 survey - CAD drawings & base photos, 2006
2000-2001 Condition Survey - figures, Hieroglyphic Stairway CAD drawings & base photos, 2006
Monitoreo fotografico, November 2006
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2013.IA.17-11 Digital images, 1999-2004
2013.IA.17-11 EE (Evin Erder) photo logs, undated
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2013.IA.17-09 Graphic documentation of the planned treatment blocks, December 2001
2013.IA.17-09 Hikarashi photos, 2003
2013.IA.17-09 Historic photo, undated
2013.IA.17-09 Images catalog, 1998-2006 (2 folders)
2013.IA.17-09 Numbering of stones discussion/other drawings, 1999-2002
2013.IA.17-09 Photo comparison, small scale, 2001-2002
2013.IA.17-09 Photos, 1999, undated
2013.IA.17-09 Photos - 1st campaign, 1998-1999
2013.IA.17-09 Photocopies of historic photos, undated
2013.IA.17-09 Photographic survey process [photos], 2004
2013.IA.17-09 Photographs of the sculptures in situ, August 1999
2013.IA.17-09 Re-survey of control and treatment blocks, 2003
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2013.IA.17-12 Schematic drawings of stairway stone blocks and structural fissures in stairway, undated
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2013.IA.17-10 Slides, 2000-2003, undated (2 folders)
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2013.IA.17-09 Survey work from August 2000 campaign, 2000 (2 folders)
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2013.IA.17-10 Treatment trials and loss after 1987, 2002 (2 folders)
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2016.IA.22-01 Video recording of project members working at field site, December 2001 (1 videocassette: MiniDV)
(2016.IA.22) Copán project video

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2018.IA.23-03 [Graphic documentation activities], 1999, 2002
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2015.IA.05-02 Map of entire Hieroglyphic Stairway showing the individual blocks and glyphs, November 1999
2015.IA.05-02 4 in 1 sheet of various aspects of Copán, September 1999
Site plan central group; area plan, acropolis; Structure 10L-26--staircase profile, West elevation, Section B-B; Section A-A; Structure 10L-26--General plan, Tunnel Plan
2015.IA.05-02 Site plan of Copán, 1:1000 scale, undated
2015.IA.05-02 Site plan of Copán, 1:20 scale, October 24, 1995
2015.IA.05-02 East/West section of structure 10L-26, 1:50 scale, undated
2015.IA.05-02 West elevation of reconstruction of original structure 10L-26, October 26, 1995
2015.IA.05-02 Site plan of reconstruction of original structure 10L-26, December 1989
2015.IA.05-02 General map of tunnels under structure 10L-26, December 1989
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2015.IA.05-01 Small copy of general site plan, undated
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2015.IA.05-02 Sequence of the various levels of structure 10L-26, August 1991
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2015.IA.05-01 Top view of staircase only-unidentified, undated
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2015.IA.05-02 East/West section of staircase only, June 1999
2015.IA.05-02 Central profile of staircase-unidentified, 1989
2015.IA.05-02 Plan of area east of acropolis of Copán, 1989
Copán site drawings. Scan Peabody Harvard, 1999-2002
Images from El Salvador - Copán env. presentation powerpoint & movies (?? + perimeter wetness + temp, sheltered + unsheltered), 2007
Escalinata jeroglífica IHAH - Instituto Getty año 2006 - report from people trained on site, 2003-2007
Tim's [Whalen] visit, 2003
Copán report figure 1.16, 2006
Copán images, 2003
Tom Roby digital pics Copán, July 2007
Tom Roby Copán, Guatemala, July 2008
Copán photos - 2/19/04-2/20/04 trip with Jill Murphy, February 20, 2004
Copy for Gionata Rizzi, CD compiled 11/3/03, 17.3.03 E. Guer[r]a, 18.3.03 E. Guer[r]a, change of tarp Apr'03, lat slope, Copán tarp 9.17.03, Copán_Spring '03 4.21.03, 2003
Copán March 2000 sample digital photography of particular stones for Evin Erder, 22 photos (poor quality) of some ms blocks (some control blocks), JCB PhotoArc, 2000
Historic Images - Scans of historic photos (56) Peabody, Carnegie IW Bracher, Corau, 2000
Copán - Tarp removal, April 2003
Honduras trip images, July 2007
Copán Hieroglyphic Staircase Condition Survey - Stairway dwgs - staircase Feb 01 campaign, final stairway drawings as of 6/1/01, 2001
Copán Hieroglyphic Staircase fieldwork Feb '01 - CAD drawing stairway, CAD drawings scanned transparencies, reports, 2000-2001
Copán Hieroglyphic Staircase - Condition survey, transparencies scanning; as of 6/1/01, 2000-2001
Copán Hieroglyphic Staircase condition survey - booklet cover, close-up areas, Copán photo archives database, figure dwgs, general dwgs, title block - legend, stairway dwg Dec 00 campaign; as of 6/1/01, 1999-2001
Flatfile
2013.IA.17-16 [Site plans drafts], September 1999
2013.IA.17-16 [Posters for protective shelter], undated
2013.IA.17-16 [Photos of blocks], undated
2013.IA.17-16 [Chart of blocks], undated
Flatfile
2013.IA.17-17 [Full stairway survey], undated
Flatfile
2013.IA.17-18 [Historical block comparison], undated
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2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 5 Copán ruinas, Honduras, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 6 Copán ruinas, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Interview William [Fash], GCI and archaeologists
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 7 Copán ruinas, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
GCI and archaeologist discussion in site.
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 8 Copán Museum, undated (1 videocassette: 1 BetacamSP)
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 9 Copán, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Interview - Alberto Tagle, Eric Doehne and Bill Ginell in site.
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 10 Copán, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Eric Doehne and Bill Ginell in the site.
Meetings:
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2013.IA.17-02 Experts meeting, 2001
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2013.IA.17-02 Meetings, 1997-2005
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2015.IA.05-01 Meetings:
2015.IA.05-01 Copán work plan and schedule, January 16, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Copán March 26 meeting, March 25, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Workplan December 2001-June 2002 draft, January 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Copán, March 10, 2003 meeting agenda, March 7, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Estudios en la Escalinata Jeroglífica: Historia y Arte de los Antiguos Mayas - Copán Ruinas 14 de enero de 2007, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Arqueología 3D y la gestión del patrimonio Cultural en Honduras April 17 y 18, 2009
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2013.IA.17-02 Meeting report conclusions, 2000
Planning/logistics:
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2013.IA.17-02 Copán stairway survey methods/logistics (photographic), 1999
Cover:
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2013.IA.17-02 Cover recommendation, 2003
2013.IA.17-02 Study for design of new tarp, 2004
Materials and equipment:
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2013.IA.17-02 Documents about materials, 2000
2013.IA.17-02 Healthy and safety data sheets for products brought to Honduras - study of available material, 2001-2004
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2015.IA.05-01 Materials/Equipment:
2015.IA.05-01 Copán December 2001 campaign material list - Elsa Bourguignon, 2001
2015.IA.05-01 Copán December 2001 campaign materials and tools left in Copán - Elsa Bourguignon, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Honduras suppliers of conservation materials and equipment Elsa Bourguignon, October 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Equipment and supplies inventory list for Copán, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Inventario de equipos donados que se encuentran en Picpac, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Photographic equipment for IHAH, Copán, 2005
2015.IA.05-01 Donación al Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia (IHAH), August 10, 2005
2015.IA.05-01 Returned item list - Vincent Beltran email, September 28, 2006
2015.IA.05-01 Copán equipment purchase - transfer of project to IHAH - Virginia M. Toledo memo, June 8, 2007
2015.IA.05-01 Compusistemas, S.A. invoice, June 12, 2007
2015.IA.05-01 Compusistemas, S.A. invoice, June 12, 2007
2015.IA.05-01 Vector budget costs - Clive Barnes, undated
Photo reconnaissance:
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2013.IA.17-02 Planning, 2000
2013.IA.17-02 Reports, 2000
2013.IA.17-02 Photographic survey, 2000-2001
2013.IA.17-02 Process of surveying the steps, 1998-2000
2013.IA.17-02 Programa de manejo de recursos culturales, undated
2013.IA.17-02 Project objectives, 1995, 2000-2004, undated
2013.IA.17-02 Project glossary, 2000-2001
2013.IA.17-02 Project proposals, 1996-2003
2013.IA.17-02 Project proposal, circa 1998
2013.IA.17-02 Replica project, 2001
2013.IA.17-02 Scientific analysis, 2000-2001
2013.IA.17-02 Scientific analysis - Copán, 1999
2013.IA.17-02 Selection of blocks for treatment - for permit to work, 2003
2013.IA.17-02 Signage proposal, 2001
Reference:
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2013.IA.17-10 Actualización del plan de manejo del parque arqueológico Copán, Honduras, 2001
2013.IA.17-10 Goes with "Actualización de plan de manejo . . .", 2001
2013.IA.17-10 Annotated bibliography, 2000
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2015.IA.05-01 Articles:
2015.IA.05-01 "Classification and mapping of weathering forms" - by Bernd Fitzner, Kurt Heinrichs, Ralf Kownatzki, 1992
2015.IA.05-01 "The Hieroglyphic Stairway and its ancestors. Investigations of Copán structure 10L-26," by William L. Fash, Richard V. Williamson, Carlos Rudy Larios, and Joel Palka in Ancient Mesoamerica, 3, 105-115, 1992
2015.IA.05-01 Reports submitted to FAMSI - Carlos Rudy Larios Villalta, 2000
2015.IA.05-01 "Religion and human agency in ancient Maya history: Tales from the Hieroglyphic Stairway," by William Fash in Cambridge Archaeological Journal Vol. 12 No. 1, April 2002
2015.IA.05-01 "Raman microscopic investigation of paint samples from the Rosalila building, Copán, Honduras," by Rosemary A. Goodall, Jay Hall, Rene Viel, F. Ricardo Agurcia, Howell G. M. Edwards and Peter M. Fredericks in Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 37: 1072-1077, 2006
2015.IA.05-01 "Raman microprobe analysis of stucco samples from the buildings of Maya classic Copán," by R.A. Goodall, J. Hall, H.G.M. Edwards, R.J. Sharer, R. Viel, P.M. Fredericks, 2006
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2013.IA.17-10 Articles (outside source) after leaving site, 2007, 2009
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2015.IA.05-01 Bibliography:
2015.IA.05-01 AATA Online - Gómez de Saravia, S., An innovative method for preventing biocorrosion through microbial adhesion inhibition, 2006
2015.IA.05-01 AATA Online- Videla, H.A. Biodeterioration of Mayan archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, 2006
2015.IA.05-01 Appendix I: A petrographic description of the material of the Copán monuments. In The inscriptions at Copán. - Morley, Sylvanus Grisworld. The Inscriptions at Copán, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Copán, Honduras: Hieroglyphic Stairway reference list, undated
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2013.IA.17-10 Conservation program 1999-2001 (PicPac), 1998-1999
2013.IA.17-10 Exercise for kids, 1991
2013.IA.17-10 Experts meeting of conservation stairway (July 13 & 14), 1997
2013.IA.17-10 List of archaeological maps from Peabody, 1998
2013.IA.17-10 Magazine articles 1983-1991
2013.IA.17-10 Management plan (Plan de Manejo y desarrollo del monumento nacional ruinas de Copán), 1984
2013.IA.17-10 Original UNESCO call for help, 1997
2013.IA.17-10 Perfil del programa piloto de preservacion integral del patrimonio cultural en el area Maya: Copán, 1998
2013.IA.17-10 Reference documents, undated (2 folders)
2013.IA.17-10 Report for UNESCO from Honduras (and other documents), 1996-1998, undated
2013.IA.17-10 Scientific reports, 1983
2013.IA.17-10 Site history/background, 1994-2003
2013.IA.17-10 Tunnel collapse report, 1999-2000
2013.IA.17-10 Workshop for world archaeological sites, February 1997
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2013.IA.17-19 [Unpublished documents], 1972-1998
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2013.IA.17-10 Bibliographies, undated
Reports:
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2013.IA.17-02 1st campaign report, August 1999
2013.IA.17-02 5th campaign December 2000 and February-March 2001 reports, 2000-2001
2013.IA.17-02 Beginning of condition survey - 1st document, circa 2000
2013.IA.17-02 Biological analysis for the conservation of the hieroglyphic stairway of Copán (Honduras), 2001
2013.IA.17-02 Comments (GCI) on Caneva report, 2000-2001
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2015.IA.05-01 Campaign field reports:
2015.IA.05-01 Trip report to Copán Honduras: Christopher Gray 21st- 26th March, 2000
2015.IA.05-01 Informe - Barbara W. Fash March 22-26, 2000 (draft), 2000
2015.IA.05-01 Project requirements - April-May 2000 (draft), 2000
2015.IA.05-01 Hieroglyphic Stairway project Maya Initiative - Evin Erder- June 2000 field campaign, 2000
2015.IA.05-01 Stone colorimeter readings, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Munsell color of Copán blocks - Evin Erder, July 2000
2015.IA.05-01 Copán condition survey November/December 2000 campaign - Elsa Bourguignon, 2000
2015.IA.05-01 Copán condition survey February/March 2001 campaign report - Elsa Bourguignon, October 2001
2015.IA.05-01 Copán Hieroglyphic Stairway glossary of conditions for condition survey, Elsa Bourguignon (draft), June 2001
2015.IA.05-01 Copán May 2001 campaign report - Elsa Bourguignon, June 5, 2001
2015.IA.05-01 Informe - propuesta de elaboración de una réplica de la Escalinata Jeroglífica, Copán - Barbara W. Fash, May 2001
2015.IA.05-01 Propuesta de elaboración de una réplica de la Escalinata Jeroglí­fica, September 2001
2015.IA.05-01 Copán December 2001 campaign report - Thomas Roby et al., 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Status report on the environmental monitoring task in Copán - Shin Maekawa, March 18, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Copán field campaign report April 8-20, 2002 - Thomas Roby and Elsa Bourguignon, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Peabody Museum Archives report 26-30 August 2002 - Elsa Bourguignon, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Excerpts related to the Hieroglyphic Stairway from Gustav Stromsvik filed notebooks from the Carnegie Institution of Washington Expeditions - Elsa Bourguignon, March 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Draft finding aid for Central American Expedition (Honduras, Guatemala) Records 1891-1901, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Finding aid for Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW) Department of Archaeology Records 1914-1955, n.d., 2000
2015.IA.05-01 Copán field campaign report January 20th- February 8th, 2003 - Thomas Roby and Elsa Bourguignon, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Proyecto "Estudio y conservación de la Escalinata de los JerglÍ­ficos"- Ing. Irochka Enamorado, February 24, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Field trip report - Vincent L. Beltran - April 7-12, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Photographs of stairway tarp replacement - Copán, April 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Copán field campaign report June 29th- July 19th, 2003 - Thomas Roby and Elsa Bourguignon, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Copán field campaign report December 5th-14th, 2003, Thomas Roby and Elsa Bourguignon, 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Control block monitoring- 35mm monoscopic photographic protocol - Photarc Surveys Ltd, Harrogate, UK, March 18, 2005
2015.IA.05-01 Protocolo de monitoreo mediante fotografí­a monoscópica en 35mm. de bloques de control - revised by Francoise, March 29, 2005
2015.IA.05-01 Rollei calibration certificate - Clive Boardman, August 15, 2005
2015.IA.05-01 IHAH III Reunion Internacional de Expertos en Conservación para el parque arqueologico de Copán, 4 y 5 de Agosto del 2005, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Copán and Joya de Cerén campaign report July 16-26, 2007 - Francoise Descamps, Shin Maekawa and Thomas Roby (draft), 2007
2015.IA.05-01 Maya Initiative campaign report July 16-26, 2007 (draft), 2007
2015.IA.05-01 Reporte de emergencia debido a rotura de cable en la Escalinata de los Jeroglí­ficos Eliud Guerra, August, undated
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2013.IA.17-02 Condition reports, 2000-2001
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2015.IA.05-01 Consultant reports:
2015.IA.05-01 Calcareous stone report - J Griswold, October 18, 1999
2015.IA.05-01 Report on further analysis of Copán survey - Mark Phillips, May 26, 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Gionata's report, August 2004
2015.IA.05-01 Report on training at the Getty Conservation Institute - May 21st to June 20th, 2007 Héctor Eliud Guerra, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Copán documentation of April 2002 site visit and report of findings by Mark Gemperline, and Todd Rutenbeck, July 16, 2002
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2013.IA.17-02 Documentation of April 2002 site visit and report of findings, 2002
2013.IA.17-02 Elsa Bourguignon reports, 2002
2013.IA.17-02 Environment monitoring report, 2002
2013.IA.17-02 Field reports, 1999-2006 (2 folders)
2013.IA.17-02 Final report, 2006 (2 folders)
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2013.IA.17-11 Follow-up report, 2008-2010
2013.IA.17-11 Heiroglyphic stairway progress report, September 2000
2013.IA.17-11 Hieroglyphic stairway progress report, September 2000 (2 folders)
2013.IA.17-11 Material analysis report, 2003
2013.IA.17-11 Methodology of condition survey, 2000
2013.IA.17-11 Report after Copán, 2005-2006
2013.IA.17-11 Report on color of stones, 2000
2013.IA.17-11 Report on survey, 2001
2013.IA.17-11 Reports/preliminary condition report, 1999-2001
2013.IA.17-11 Reports and work plan, 2001
2013.IA.17-11 Resumen de actividades del 21 de Enero al 8 de Febrero, 2003
2013.IA.17-11 Scientific analysis - Stone and mortar reports, 2000
2013.IA.17-11 Scientific reports, 2001
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2015.IA.05-01 Scientific reports:
2015.IA.05-01 Science group update- Eric Doehne (draft), January 2000
2015.IA.05-01 Sandberg Consulting Engineers- Report 21190/C- Analysis of mortar samples, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Report on material analysis of samples from Copán, Honduras- Eric Doehne, May 2, 2001
2015.IA.05-01 Copán salt scraping analysis- Eric Doehne, July 19, 2001
2015.IA.05-01 Copán stone colorimeter readings, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Some information to the Tierra Blanca from El Salvador, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Lime from Honduras - memo - Urs Mueller, November 8, 2001
2015.IA.05-01 XDR Analysis of Earth from Honduras - memo - Urs Mueller, November 13, 2001
2015.IA.05-01 Suggested test program for the Copán repair mortars - Urs Mueller, January 22, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Sandberg Consulting Engineers - Report 23437/G - Testing of volcanic tuff, February 18, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Honduran Commercial Lime - Memo - Alice Ornsbee, February 11, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Scientific Program: Organic analysis lab: Copán cements, March 7, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Composition and rheological properties of selected (hydrated) lime putties - Alice Ornsbee, February 25, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Comments to the Copán Hieroglyphic Stairway - Memo - Stefan Simon, March 27, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Pozzolanicity test of different materials - David Carson, April 3, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 PowerPoint and draft report on the properties of the mortar and stone used in the Hieroglyphic Stairway, Copán- GCI Building Material Research Group, April 30, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Infared Spectroscopy- Identification of previous conservation treatments of Hieroglyphic Stairway in Copán, Honduras - Herant Khanjian, June 12, 2002
2015.IA.05-01 Analysis of Copán efflorescence/stone from area 43/406 9/2002 - Eric Doehne, undated
2015.IA.05-01 Copán materials analysis report summary - Building Materials Section report no. 1011-FP-03, March 2003
2015.IA.05-01 Reports on porosity of stone samples, November 2003
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2013.IA.17-11 Stone conservation report, 1996, 1999
2013.IA.17-11 Summary of environmental monitoring results, circa 2003
2013.IA.17-11 Supplement to the report on preliminary environmental monitoring at the Copán site, 2010
2013.IA.17-11 Survey in daylight without cover, 2003
Includes digital images of tarp reinstallation.
2013.IA.17-11 Tunnels - F. Wenzel initial experts assessment, 1999-2000
2013.IA.17-11 The Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copán, Honduras: Study results and conservation proposals - a project report, 2007
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Copán Hieroglyphic Staircase - Reports as of 6/1/01 inc. glossary, mortar photos, 2000-2001
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2013.IA.17-11 Copán hieroglyph stairway survey control CG/RE June 2000 (written site data), 2000-2002
"Original survey data, goes with inaccuracies in stairway folder."
2013.IA.17-11 Inaccuracies in stairway, 2000-2005
Environmental monitoring 2001-2003 Copán figures, 1999-2003
Copán CG [Chris Gray] 10/02, desktop: docs & survey file & data, 1999-2002
Contains a mix of site data, reports, papers for conferences and publication, memos, and administrative files.
Series III. Joya de Cerén, 1996-2016, undated 18.21 GB (16,189 files) 6.48 Linear Feet (8 boxes, 4 videocassettes)
These records, dating from 1996 to 2016 and undated, document the GCI's collaboration from 1999 to 2002 with the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte (CONCULTURA) in El Salvador to develop a site management plan for the archaeological site of Joya de Cerén. Records are in digital and analog form and include drafts and copies of the final management plan, which was completed in the summer of 2002 and presented publicly to local and national authorities and stakeholders and to the vice president of El Salvador by the GCI and CONCULTURA. The resulting plan includes three components: the narrative of the plan, a full mapping of the site and projects, and a detailed description of projects. In addition, an executive summary was developed in English, Spanish, and French to promote the plan and to summarize its contents and proposals for potential financial support. Records also include support documents for the management plan such as project planning files, archival and bibliographic research, and condition assessment drawings and reports. The condition assessment included a detailed topographic survey of the site; an architectural survey of select structures; environmental monitoring; and analysis of (decay mechanisms) potential biological threats, site and structure materials, hydrology, and site drainage. There are also trip and meeting reports; photographs; videocassettes containing interviews and footage of the site; presentation materials; copies of signed agreements with CONCULTURA; and a copy of Conservation Management Planning: Putting Theory into Practice: The Case of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador, a GCI publication regarding the project. There are also files associated with a 2005 experts meeting convened by CONCULTURA and FUNDAR (Fundacion Nacional de Arquelogia) to discuss the management plan and conservation strategies for Joya de Cerén. A small portion of the records pertain to the El Salvador Earthquake Relief project.
Digital content consists of files copied from CDs (spread throughout the series) and project files originally maintained on the GCI's shared network drive (listed under the "Digital network files" category). They include a mix of text, image, database, and CAD formats. Note that in 2015, a GCI consultant migrated CAD files for the project to the 2014 version of AutoCAD and reestablished external references. Those files are listed under the "Digital network files" category.
Arrangement
Records are arranged alphabetically in the following seven categories: Digital network files; Graphic documentation; Management plan; Planning; Presentations and dissemination; Reference materials; and Reports, working documents, and data. Note that content under "Digital network files" also overlap with the other six categories.
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Central files:
Digital files stored in the central Maya Initiative project folder on the GCI's shared network drive. These files reflect the different aspects of the Joya de Cerén project, including project planning, condition assessment of the site and structures, writing of the management plan, archival and bibliographic research, and dissemenation work. Materials consist of CAD drawings, photographs, database files, and text documents.
Access to digital files in 2017.IA.45 is only available on-site. Specify the digital files you would like to view when submitting an appointment request. Please note that we may not be able to provide access to all file formats due to lack of required software and/or system specifications. For more information or to request access, contact Library Reference at the Getty Research Institute.
1 Administration, 1999-2005 (27.6 MB, 120 files)
Public access to contracts is restricted for 35 years from date of contract.
2 Campaigns, 1996-2010 (585 MB, 1137 files)
3 Final doc, 2001-2006 (306 MB, 90 files)
Bibs & references, 1996-2005 (12 MB, 62 files)
Cond ass report, 2001-2005 (381 MB, 86 files)
Dissemination, 1997-2008 (823 MB, 108 files)
Environmental monitoring, 2002-2004 (247 MB, 797 files)
Executive summary, 2003, 2007 (314 MB, 20 files)
Joya cond assessment summary, 1998-2011 (679 MB, 200 files)
Visuals, 1998-2012 (1.52 GB, 1556 files)
Digital Lab:
Files maintained by the GCI's Digital Lab on their shared network drive. Materials consist of CAD drawings, photographs, database files, and text documents associated with Joya de Cerén and the El Salvador Earthquake Relief projects. While most of the CAD drawings duplicate those listed elsewhere in the collection, these files were migrated to the 2014 version of AutoCAD by a GCI consultant. External references were also re-established. A spreadsheet of the updates can be found in Series 1. Administrative and general files under the "Digital network files" category.
Access to digital files in 2017.IA.42 is only available on-site. Specify the digital files you would like to view when submitting an appointment request. Please note that we may not be able to provide access to all file formats due to lack of required software and/or system specifications. For more information or to request access, contact Library Reference at the Getty Research Institute."
Cerén, 1995-2007, 2015-2016 (2.27 GB, 985 files)
Database,
Docs,
Dwgs,
Images,
www,
El Salvador: 1997-2002, 2015 (1.65 GB, 1985 files)
Docs,
Dwgs,
ElCarmen,
ElPilar,
Gabriela CaballeroLopez,
Images,
Graphic documentation:
Access copies of videocassettes must be created prior to use. To request access, fill out the reference form with the videocassette title and finding aid number IA30023. Please note reformatting may take up to eight weeks.
Contact Library Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.
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Condition assessment surveys drawings:
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2013.IA.17-06 Acetates group A, 2002
2013.IA.17-06 Acetates group B, 2002
2013.IA.17-06 Acetates group C & D, 2002
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2013.IA.17-05 Condition assessment survey 1st draft, 1999
2013.IA.17-05 Condition assessment survey (Registro de condiciones), 2002 (2 folders)
2013.IA.17-05 Condition survey, undated
Structure 2 condition drawings:
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2013.IA.17-05 South elevation, undated
2013.IA.17-05 Plan, undated
2013.IA.17-05 East elevation, undated
2013.IA.17-05 North elevation, undated
2013.IA.17-05 West elevation, undated
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2013.IA.17-06 Old condition drawings, undated
2013.IA.17-06 Field work, photomonitoring, 2000
2013.IA.17-06 Graphic documentation, 1999
2013.IA.17-06 Photodocumentation, 1999-2001 (3 folders)
2013.IA.17-06 Slides, 2001
2013.IA.17-06 Thumbprint digital images, all, 1998-2001 (2 folders)
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2018.IA.23-03 [Graphic documentation of excavation history], 1999
2018.IA.23-03 [Reports on project documentation], 1999
2018.IA.23-03 [Site maps and emergency prevention plan], 1999, undated
2018.IA.23-03 [Site maps and structure plans], 1999, undated
2018.IA.23-03 [Graphic documentation activities], 1999
Condition Report, Cerén 11/17/00, 1999-2000
Propuesta Arq Darko Pandakovic para el sitio arquelogico de Joya de Cerén, 1997-2001
Caneva report, 2001
Joya images, 2000
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2013.IA.17-07 Joya images - excavated areas and structures, 2001
Joya condition dwgs, 1998-2002
Images for Joya presentation July 1, 02, Selected images, 9-4-02, 2002
Joya cond. St. 12 North images, 2002
Images from El Salvador, 1999-2002
Images taken April 10-13, 2002 by Francois LeBlanc.
Joya images 1 of 3, 1999-2001
Claudia excavated area - images, January 2004
Joya poster 11-19-02 .jpg, 2002
[Landsat and excavation history images and CAD drawings], 1999-2002
Joya Survey copyright J. Paul Getty & Concultura, survey.dxf, sections.dxf, 1999-2002
Joya de Cerén CC digital pictures - Original pics for presentation to Vice President of El Salvador, August 2005
Archivo de imagenes, Joya de Cerén, 1997-2001
Archivo de imagenes, Joya de Cerén, 1997-2001
Joya management plan images, scans of selected drawings, 2005
Joya management images (drawings) selected site maps for condition assessment report, 2005
SAA Joya poster March 2005 - GCI open house, 2005
Elvia backup 2 [images], 1999-2003
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2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 1 El Salvador, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
San Salvador (city views, volcano), Joya de Cerén, interview Fabrizio
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 2 Joya de Cerén, undated (1 videocassette: VHS)
Interview - 1) Fabrizio, 2) Payson Sheets
2015.IA.11-03 Mundo Maya 3 Joya de Cerén, undated (1 videocassette: BetacamSP)
Interview - Payson Sheets continued, B. roll of site
2015.IA.11-03 El Salvador aerial footage, undated (1 videocassette: U-matic)
Management plan:
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2013.IA.17-05 Executive summary, 2002
2013.IA.17-05 Executive summary - French, English, Spanish - originals, 2002, 2007
Resumen ejecutivo/Executive summary [English and French], 2007
Resumen ejecutivo/executive summary [Spanish], 2001-2003
Resumen ejecutivo [English and Spanish], 2005
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2013.IA.17-05 Management plan, 2002
2013.IA.17-05 Management plan text original, 2002
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2013.IA.17-08 Management plan maps original, 2002
2013.IA.17-08 Management plan maps print, 2002
2013.IA.17-08 Management plan maps print, 2002
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2013.IA.17-05 Programs and projects, 2002
2013.IA.17-05 Project profiles original (Programs and projects), 2002
Perfiles y planos/Programs and plans, 2002
Plan de manejo (management plan) - Registro de condiciones, 1999-2005
Plan de manejo (management plan) - Condition assessment report, 2006
Plan de manejo (management plan) - Condition assessment report appendix A - Selected site maps, 2002, 2006
Plan de manejo (management plan) - Condition assessment report appendix D - Condition survey graphic documentation, 2006
Joya de Cerén: documentos revisados - Plan de manejo y diagnosticos, 2002
Planning:
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2013.IA.17-05 Planificación para el manejo de sitios (campaña de Septiembre 1999), 1999
2013.IA.17-05 Planificación para el manejo de sitios (campaña de Marzo-Abril 2000), 2000
2013.IA.17-05 Planificación para el manejo de sitios - documentación del sitio (campaña de Agosto 2000), 2000
2013.IA.17-05 Plan de manejo (campaña de Agosto 2000), 2000
2013.IA.17-05 Planning documents, 1999-2000
Presentations and dissemination:
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2013.IA.17-05 Management plan presentation, 2002
2013.IA.17-05 Project presentation poster, 2005
9/9/02 Joya Powerpoint presentation of [management plan], 2002
Joya poster (open house '02) images 11/21/02 - Presentation GCI open house, 1998-2002
Joya brochure, June 27, 2002
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2013.IA.17-07 Conservation management planning: Putting theory into practice. The case of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador, 2009
Book and CD containing files for printing book.
2013.IA.17-07 [Joya brochure], undated
[Program for presentation and speech], 2001-2003
Reference materials:
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2013.IA.17-05 List of documents in CONCULTURA, undated
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2013.IA.17-08 Site survey, October 1996
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2013.IA.17-07 Propuestas y recomendaciones para el diseno de politicas nacionales para la investigacion, conservacion y manejo del patrimonio arquelogico de El Salvador, con especial referencia a Joya de Cerén, 1991
2013.IA.17-07 [Cerén Advisory Committee reports on conservation & preservation of Joya de Cerén], 1992
2013.IA.17-07 Joya de Cerén newsletter, 1990-1991
2013.IA.17-07 Dr. Darko Pandakovic report, 2000
2013.IA.17-07 GCI report - The conservation and management of archaeological sites in wet tropical climates, 1995
2013.IA.17-07 Joya de Cerén, partner, 1998, undated
2013.IA.17-07 [Payson Sheets summaries of research at Joya de Cerén], 1990, 1997-1999, undated
2013.IA.17-07 [Report on soil at Joya de Cerén by Ingenieros Civiles Asociados], 1996
2013.IA.17-07 Taller de conservacion preventiva - Planillas de diagnostico, material de referencia, 1993
2013.IA.17-07 [Seminario Internacional Joya de Cerén - UNESCO and CONCULTURA], 1997
2013.IA.17-07 Seminario Internacional "Lineamientos para el plan maestro de Joya de Cerén y sus alrededores," May 1997 (2 copies)
2013.IA.17-07 Castellanos case histories [for GCI: Joya de Cerén and Paquime], 1996
Reports, working documents, and data:
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2013.IA.17-03 Analysis of the structures and preliminary assessment (campaña de Marzo-Abril 2000), 2000
2013.IA.17-03 Biological analysis for the conservation of the archaeological site of Joya de Cerén (El Salvador), 2000
2013.IA.17-03 Comments regarding condition assessment report, undated
2013.IA.17-03 Condition assessment, 1999, 2001
2013.IA.17-03 Condition assessment report, 2002
2013.IA.17-03 Condition assessment report, 1999-2001
2013.IA.17-03 Condition assessment report - 1st draft, 2001
2013.IA.17-03 Condition assessment report appendices, 2002
2013.IA.17-03 Condition assessment report - original, 2002
2013.IA.17-03 Conservation management planning: Putting theory into practice. The case of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador, 2008
2013.IA.17-03 Conservation plan, 2000-2002 (3 folders)
2013.IA.17-03 Documentation of April 2002 site visit and report of findings, 2002-2003
2013.IA.17-03 Emergency plan proposal, 1999, undated
2013.IA.17-03 Environmental monitoring draft report, 2000
2013.IA.17-03 Estudio geotechnico, 2001
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2013.IA.17-04 First project assessment, 1997
2013.IA.17-04 Glossary, 1999
2013.IA.17-04 Informe del equipo de registro de condiciones sitio arqueológico Joya de Cerén, 1999
2013.IA.17-04 Interaction of moisture with earthen building materials from Joya de Cerén, 2001
2013.IA.17-04 Management plan, site description, context description (Francoise Descamps), 2000 (2 folders)
2013.IA.17-04 Management planning process campaign reports, 1999-2002 (3 folders)
2013.IA.17-04 Manual de las acciones de mantenimiento, circa 2000
2013.IA.17-04 Material analysis of soil samples, 2000
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2013.IA.17-03 Preliminary condition assessment, 2000
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2013.IA.17-04 Proyecto plan de manejo - documento base de información, undated
2013.IA.17-04 Reference documents, 1999-2000 (2 folders)
2013.IA.17-04 Scientific reports, 2000-2004
2013.IA.17-04 Sintesis del diagnostico de condiciones, 2005
2013.IA.17-04 Site presentation, reference documents, synthesis of site description (Francoise Descamps), 2000
2013.IA.17-04 Technical data, 1990, 1999
2013.IA.17-04 Trip report, 1999
2013.IA.17-04 Working scientific reports, 2000-2001
Shin environmental report, revised April '04, 2004
Environmental monitoring [1999-2002 data], Joya de Cerén, 2002
Report on material analysis, Joya de Cerén, 2001
Joya de Cerén results of material analysis 2000-2001, Note: All results are summarized in reports (see report folder); Mueller, 1999-2002
Elvia backup 1 [images, letters, and reports], 1999-2004