Manteño Culture

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Integration Period chiefdom centred on Manta, Ecuador, from about ad 500 down to the Spanish conquest. The Manteño Culture is notable for its towns, mass‐produced pottery, copper tools, and stone sculptures which often took the form of U‐shaped seats supported by figures. T‐shaped copper axes were common, but too thin to have been functional: they were probably some form of money or standardized unit of exchange.

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