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Room 2, Vitrine 4

Clay vessels
Peruvian Northern Coast
Early Ceramic Epoch (2000 BC – 1250 BC)
ML031809, ML031810, ML031811, ML031812, ML031813, ML031814, ML031816, ML031820, ML031821.

The fishermen-gatherers of the valleys began to practice agriculture. Together with their economic and social advances, their inventiveness also developed. These societies began to produce open-fired pottery. The first designs of vessels resembled the fruits and animals of the surrounding environment.

From the beginning of the ceramic phase to the perfecting of this technology during the Formative Epoch, around 800 years elapsed. Archaeological sites like Queneto, Curayacu and Kotosh date from this period.