Early Man Site Found in Highland Ecuador

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Science  17 Jun 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3416, pp. 1805-1806
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3416.1805


Field investigations in Ecuador have produced archeological evidence for the occupation of the northern Andes by early nomadic hunters. Surface collections and test excavations have demonstrated a complex of stone tools with typological relationships to level I at Fell's Cave in southern Chile, and technological relationships to the late Pleistocene "fluted point" complexes of North America. The date of these materials is estimated at 7000 to 8000 B.C.