Valdivia Culture

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Formative period culture dating to the later 4th millennium bc on the coast of Ecuador, South America, named after a site of the same name excavated by B. Meggars and C. Evans in the early 1960s. The culture is important in being amongst the earliest in the region to have a developed ceramics industry which used a variety of plastic techniques for decorative motifs. Artefacts suggest a marine‐orientated subsistence pattern.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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