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An international group of scientists from Russia, Ecuador and Japan found pieces of ceramic vessels that date back to the 4640-4460 years BC and was created by an unknown civilization. About it reported in a press release on Phys.org.
Excavations were conducted on arheologicheski the site of Real Alto in Ecuador, the artifacts were found at a depth of 75-100 cm. Creating blood vessels is bordered by the beginning of the existence of one of the oldest American cultures — Valdivia, whose origin still remains a mystery. However, the ceramic differs from analogues waldowski decorative composition, and technique of image creation.
The fragments correspond to other fragments of Real Alto and other archaeological sites discovered in the 70-80-ies, but not assigned to any known culture. Researchers believe that in Ecuador you can find traces of more archaic cultures, and then to determine whether the vessels from Real Alto was created in South America or brought from another region of the globe.
Video, photo All from Russia.