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Ecuador’s archaeological museums showcase the many cultures that thrived before the European conquest of the Americas. The Valdivia culture is often described as the oldest urban settlement in the Americas and dates back to 3,500 or 4,000 B.C. Some suggest that the Valdivia culture came from Japan, and why it vanished is a mystery as well.
When I visit the Ecuadorian museums, I linger at the Valdivia section in search of my favorite Venus ladies.