Possible Transpacific Contact on the Coast of Ecuador

@article{Estrada1962PossibleTC,
  title={Possible Transpacific Contact on the Coast of Ecuador},
  author={Emilio Estrada and Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans},
  journal={Science},
  year={1962},
  volume={135},
  pages={371 - 372}
}
The earliest pottery-producing culture on the coast of Ecuador, the Valdivia culture, shows many striking similarities in decoration and vessel shape to pottery of eastern Asia. In Japan, resemblances are closest to the Middle Jomon period. Both early Valdivia and Middle Jomon are dated between 2000 and 3000 B.C. A transpacific contact from Asia to Ecuador during this time is postulated. 
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