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Contributions to understanding demography and settlement patterns in the Valle del Quimi, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador

Author(s): Andrea López ; Florencio Delgado Espinoza

Year: 2016

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Carvajal´s descriptions of the Upper Amazonian populations created controversies, given that little evidence was presented until recently, by the archaeologists about the demography of the area. Only few studies in the Upper Amazonia region have contributed with data for the reconstruction of local demography, given that most of the work has been enforced as contract archeology projects within the oil and mining industry, with specific questions on mine and lack of regional scope. In the Valle del Quimi, a contract archeology project within the Mirador mining development has taken place since 2004. At this moment, we have gathered sufficient data to reconstruct local settlement patterns and demography. Thus, in this paper, we present a regional analysis of demography and settlement patterns of the Valle del Quimi, and the adjacent Zamora Valley.


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Contributions to understanding demography and settlement patterns in the Valle del Quimi, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. Andrea López, Florencio Delgado Espinoza. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404161)


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min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America