Saladoid Culture

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Early Horizon farming communities living in the Orinoco Basin of South America in the period from 6000 bc to 800 bc, before moving to the coast of Venezuela and beyond into the Caribbean islands around ad 50. Maize and manioc were cultivated, the former perhaps being the trigger to population expansion and movements. Saladoid Culture levels are recognized by the presence of distinctive ceramic styles, especially white‐on‐red painted wares. Some incised patterns and adornos are also present, suggesting connections with the Barrancoid styles.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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