Posted On 09 Feb 2014
The discovery of archaeological remains dating from 2,200 years before Christ (BC) which belong to the Quitu people, the first inhabitants of this city, can be observe in the ecological and Archaeological Park Rumipamba, in the Northwest of Quito.
The finding was presented last Thursday, but studies and excavation began two years ago by the hand of the archaeologist Ángelo Constantine, the research leader. After digging more than three meters it was found the small floor of a house in a almost squared form.
“So far these are the oldest relics found in Quito;it have a carbonic 2,200 B.c. radio date, corresponding to the formative period,”said Constantine, of the Metropolitan Institute of heritage.
Danny Villacís, who worked on the excavation, said that analyses done on the place with coal found evidence of feces and urine of humans.
Indeed, next to the building they found also the vestiges of a lahar from the volcano. “What ends this people, according to the researcher archaeologist, is the eruption of the Guagua Pichincha and then also the eruption of the Pululahua”, claimed Villacis.