July 28, 2017
Unknown 5000 BCE South American Culture May Have Been Unearthed
Archaeologists at the Real Alto site in Ecuador found ceramic vessel shards dating to 4640-4460 BCE. This corresponds with the Valdivia period. The vessels are from the San Pedro complex, which differ in decoration and the application of the decorations. This may be from an unknown culture contemporaneous with Valdivia, which is on the Pacific coast of Ecuador. Further excavations will take place,
The research was published in the journal Antiquity.
Eurkalert has the report here with a photo;
Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Peru (5000 BC-600 BC)
Mike Ruggeri’s Norte Chico (Peru) World Magazine