Throughout the month of January, a team of American and Honduran archaeologists began a systematic excavation of the cache discovered last February at the site originally identified during our lidar survey of 2012. Primary funding and logistical support was provided by the Honduran government, and supplemented by a grant from National Geographic.
Writer Doug Preston and our Steve Elkins traveled to Honduras as guests of the Honduran government to visit to the site, followed by a press conference with over 300 people at the Aquacate air force base and staging area for the project.
Doug Preston interviewing President Hernandez at the site.
The Honduran locals are now calling the area Kaha Kamasa, which means Ciudad Blanca in the indigenous language.