Collection Description

Tradition Name

Early Northwest South American Littoral

Tradition Description

The Early Northwest South America tradition is one of nomadic or semi-nomadic peoples living in coastal regions of Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Panama, between 9000 and 5500 BP. What little is known about community organization suggests presence of small numbers of extended families of 10-25 individuals. Subsistence practices involved hunting, fishing, and collecting seasonally available resources. There is also evidence for early horticulture, the earliest evidence of plant cultivation in the Americas.

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Region

South America --Northwestern South America

Countries

Colombia

Ecuador

Panama

Venezuela

OWC Code

S060

Number of Documents

11

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Number of Pages

1315

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