[T]he discovery is singularly important because it shows "we are practically in our infancy" when it comes to studying historical subjects, and there is "still a lot of research to be done," since many people refer to the Incas as their ancestors despite the fact that "thousands of years ago" there were already other people living here.
Yes, indeed, there were. In Peru. In Ecuador. In Mexico. More evidence just keeps cropping up again and again in archaeological discoveries. For all we know, in North America too -- but we've destroyed them through relentless building, covered them up because we don't want to be bothered, or haven't yet uncovered them. And when we do, what will we do, heh? There's a big broo-ha-ha going on in Florida right now, for instance, since continuing discoveries of ancient "Native American" settlements are uncovered. Do we stop building, and dig more to find what was there before? Or do we bulldoze down a thousand or more years of herstory like they do in other southern states because they just cannot be bothered with digging up "nigger injun" history while a highway or a new Wal-Mart must be built.
Does that date -- 2200 BCE -- mean anything to you? Isn't that the date most attributed to the building of the Great Pyramid (by Cheops) at Giza? We've got evidence of settlement here in Ecuador dating back more than 4000 years ago. Hmmm.....
Story at Globalpost.com Online
Agencia EFE February 8, 2014
1:17pm February 8, 2014 1:17pm
"It is the most ancient archaeological find in Rumbipapa Park and in the city of Quito," park supervisor Bernarda Icaza told Efe, adding that no identification or description has been made of the culture that lived in the area during the Formative Period when the building was constructed. Icaza noted that the find has "enormous" historical importance, because "it opens doors to further archaeological, historical and heritage research."
The excavation was started two years ago by archaeologist Angelo Constantine. After digging down three meters, the flooring of a small dwelling was found. Park guide Danny Villacis, who worked on the dig, told Efe that carbon dating was used to determine the age of the site, where traces of human feces and urine were found. Also found were scraps of human and animal bones from another period, presumably from a time after Pichincha Volcano erupted.
Specifically, next to the building were also found traces of volcanic lava. "What destroyed this village was the eruption of Guagua Pichincha, and later the eruptions of Pululahua finished it off for good," Villacis said.
He said the discovery is singularly important because it shows "we are practically in our infancy" when it comes to studying historical subjects, and there is "still a lot of research to be done," since many people refer to the Incas as their ancestors despite the fact that "thousands of years ago" there were already other people living here.