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A new project. Draft. Focus is on a culture where research is just beginning. 

IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
2163x2806px 467.98 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
45 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 1, 2000, 12:00:10 AM
Sensor Size
10mm
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Shame that the coastal Ecuadoran cultures are so little-known, because they were probably the greatest seafarers in the Pre-Columbian Americas, with their balsa-raft voyages all the way to western Mexico.
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
Exactly. The rafts were still in use after the contact and are illustrated in some colonial manuscripts. Precolumbian cultures of Ecuador also were masters of metalworking (for example working on platinum). There are quite a lot of studies on this topic, but, still, these cultures stand in the shadow of their southern neighbors like Moche and Vicus.

Thanks a lot for this comment!
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I've read that metalworking may have been introduced to western Mexico by these Ecuadoran seafarers (Brian Fagan talks about this in his maritime history book Beyond the Blue Horizon).
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
Fagan is probably right. The fact is confirmed by recent studies on Tarascan language which contains elements similar to language groups in Ecuador and even Peru. The Tarascans were so different from the Aztecs. Even if you look at Colima ceramics. They are very different from Central Mexico ceramic traditions. It's a very fascinating topic. 
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What culture is that? This is an AMAZING picture.
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
llamahunter, thxs a lot for your kind comment. 
The culture is called Jama Coaque, and originally flourished on the coast of present-day Ecuador, between 500 BC and 500 AD. It had trade relations with cultures like Calima (Colombia) and Gran Cocle (Panama). 
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Wow is THAT dramatic!
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
Thx! It is appreciated! 
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Muy buen dibujo, impresiona, de hecho, el castellano asimilo la palabra cacique para designar a un individuo poderoso y con habilidad para gobernar, quizás inspirado en el hecho de que algunos jefes indígenas se veían tan poderosos y majestuosos como se ve tu trabajo, talvez no entendían la palabra, pero comprendían su significado

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coricanchaProfessional General Artist

Thanks a lot, ucumari. The word ‘cacique’ absolutely nails it. It’s derived from the Taíno word ‘kasikɛ’. Together with ‘kuraka’ (Peru) Spaniards extended the word as a title for the leaders of practically all indigenous groups they encountered in the Americas. When the picture is finished I will include ‘cacique’ in the description. Thank you for the suggestion!!

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