The Proyecto Santa isabel, Nicaragua (Project SIN) was designed to investigate a late pre-Contact settlement that, based on ethnohistorical sources, had a high likelihood to have been occupied by colonizers from central Mexico. Between 2000 and 2005, Project SIN conducted four seasons of excavations at Santa Isabel, located on the shore of Lake Nicaragua in the Rivas district. Project SIN was generously funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and by the University of Calgary. It represents both the most intensive and extensive archaeological project ever conducted in Pacific Nicaragua.
[map courtesy of Larry Steinbrenner]