The Resource Ecuador, Betty J. Meggers

Ecuador, Betty J. Meggers

Label
Ecuador
Title
Ecuador
Statement of responsibility
Betty J. Meggers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Blurb: Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, crossed by numerous rivers, and easily accessible through the mountain passes of Colombia and Peru, Ecuador was the meeting place of many cultures throughout Latin America's prehistory. Yet relatively little is known of its earliest civilizations. In this first detailed synthesis of Ecuadorian archaeology in more than a half-century, Betty Meggers attempts to define the country's role in New World prehistory. Basing her study on her own extensive fieldwork and on the absolute chronology afforded by Carbon-14 dating, she explores cultural developments from the time of the earliest pottery-making, about 3000 B.C., to the end of the prehistoric era, as marked by Topa Inca's conquest of highlands near Quito, some 4,500 years later. With reference to geographic, cultural and environmental factors, and to parallel developments in the other cultures of Central and South America, the author examines the major periods of Ecuador's past and the distinct local 'phases' of each. In addition to her work in the re-dating of previously accepted highlands time sequences, the author participated in a major archaeological event of our times, the discovery of prehistoric Japanese-like pottery in Ecuadorian coastal soil. This find could indicate that voyagers from Japan reached the New World some 5 millenniums ago-4,500 years before Columbus' first crossing. Even so, far more than the discovery of the Americas is in question. The presence of this pottery points to a direct interaction between East and West much earlier in the course of their cultural development than had previously been supposed, and suggest rational explanations for the many parallels in their antique civilizations. Generously illustrated with plates of important findings, maps, and charts, this book provides an instructive and stimulating introduction to a land only now beginning to yield up the secrets of its past
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DLC
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Meggers, Betty Jane
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F3721
LC item number
.M4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient peoples and places
Series volume
v. 49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecuador
  • Équateur
  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador
  • Indians of South America
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Antiquities
  • Indians of South America
  • Archäologie
  • Keramik
  • Plastik
  • Siedlungsraum
  • Vor- und Frühgeschichte
  • Cerâmica pré-colombiana
  • Arqueologia americana
  • Arqueologia andina
Label
Ecuador, Betty J. Meggers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 165-170
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- 1: Introduction: -- Geographical setting -- Chronological framework and terminology -- Absolute dating -- 2: Preceramic Period: -- 3: Early Formative Period: -- Valdivia phase -- Transpacific contact -- Machalilla phase -- Cultural development on the coast during the early formative period -- Early formative highland complexes -- 4: Late Formative Period: -- Chorrera phase -- Mesoamerican contact -- Late formative in the highlands -- Ecological factors and the end of the formative period -- 5: Regional Developmental Period: -- General characteristics -- Guangala phase -- Jambeli phase -- Tejar and Daule phases -- Bahia phase -- Jama/Coaque phase -- Tolita phase -- Tione phase -- Chaullabamba phase -- Tuncahuan phase -- Northern highlands -- Local variation during the regional developmental period -- 6: Integration Period: -- General characteristics -- Manteno phase -- Milagro phase -- Atacames phase -- Cara phase -- Puruha phase -- Canari phase -- Napo phase -- Regional variation during the integration period -- 7: Inca Conquest: -- Highlands -- Coast -- End of the prehistoric era -- Text references -- Select bibliography -- Sources of illustrations -- Plates -- Notes on the plates -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
220 pages
Lccn
66018341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00486202
  • (OCoLC)ocm00486202
Label
Ecuador, Betty J. Meggers
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 165-170
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- 1: Introduction: -- Geographical setting -- Chronological framework and terminology -- Absolute dating -- 2: Preceramic Period: -- 3: Early Formative Period: -- Valdivia phase -- Transpacific contact -- Machalilla phase -- Cultural development on the coast during the early formative period -- Early formative highland complexes -- 4: Late Formative Period: -- Chorrera phase -- Mesoamerican contact -- Late formative in the highlands -- Ecological factors and the end of the formative period -- 5: Regional Developmental Period: -- General characteristics -- Guangala phase -- Jambeli phase -- Tejar and Daule phases -- Bahia phase -- Jama/Coaque phase -- Tolita phase -- Tione phase -- Chaullabamba phase -- Tuncahuan phase -- Northern highlands -- Local variation during the regional developmental period -- 6: Integration Period: -- General characteristics -- Manteno phase -- Milagro phase -- Atacames phase -- Cara phase -- Puruha phase -- Canari phase -- Napo phase -- Regional variation during the integration period -- 7: Inca Conquest: -- Highlands -- Coast -- End of the prehistoric era -- Text references -- Select bibliography -- Sources of illustrations -- Plates -- Notes on the plates -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
220 pages
Lccn
66018341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00486202
  • (OCoLC)ocm00486202

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