header photo

  A global group of friends, travelers, history buffs, sharing fun and adventure through time and space: we invite you to join our group and we want to put up a free history travel blog on your behalf!

 Join our History Travelers Group on Facebook!

Re-writing History to Celebrate the Forgotten Heroes

History can be resurrected from the dead, made alive in new ways and directions. History is what we make of it. We encourage you to blog about our true heroes from long ago who gave their lives for their people, for justice, for the generations to come, in the best way that they saw fit.

Let us a…

Read more

Valdivian Fertility Goddess, Ecuador, Oldest Settlement

 Valdivia, Ecuador, 130 km from Guayaquil.

The earliest permanent settlement as proved by ceramic dating dates to 3500 BC by the Valdivia on the coast of Ecuador. Other groups also formed permanent settlements. Among those groups were the Chibchas (or "Muiscas" or "Muyscas") and the Tairona, of Colombia, the cañari of Ecuador, the Quechuas of Peru, and the Aymaras of Bolivia were the 3 most important sedentary Indian groups in South America. In the last two thousand years there may have been contact with Polynesians across the South Pacific Ocean, as shown by the spread of the sweet potato through some areas of the Pacific, but there is no genetic legacy of human contact.

The Valdivia are widely known for their sculptures of women. One of it’s most famous figures today is Venus, sculptures made of clay or stone that highlight the naked female form, and represent the fertility of women and the earth. In ancient societies in which the matriarchy would have been the norm, the higher the hairstyle of the figure was made, the greater range of power it represented. This you’ll learn at the museum and aquarium of the village.

Thinking about previous eras always offers multiple historical possibilities and I as a visitor felt that, while contemplating the landscapes surrounding this community. Low altitude hills from which its possible an overview of the long beach, with a variety of canoes shows that it’s a fishing place. Also, from the sand you can appreciate the small island El Pelado, which is now a marine reserve, where you can practice snorkel and see the Rigel boat, sunk 16 meters deep, it has become an artificial reef and a submarine museum, where you can find many ancient remains.

Go Back