Selection of Pieces Pertaining to The
Formative Cultures of The Pacific Coast of The Pre-Inca Empire of
In March 1964 the Ecuadorian press reported the discovery on the coast, at
Los Esteros, Manta [ancient Jokay], of c.10,000 ancient artifacts, no doubt
some of which are displayed on this page.
No two of these artifacts are the
Stan has today begun preparation of the formation of an Online ‘Museum’,
with collaborative photography by Philip Coppens, of pieces from the
Manclark-Carrillo Collection of 3200 artifacts – most of which are in the
care of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito which has promised to
collaborate on the project – including unique representations from coastal
Ecuador of the formative cultures of the American continent, dating from the
early Valdivia period c. 5000 BC through to c.1000 AD, older than the
earliest cultures of Mexico by some 2000 years.