April 21, 2016 7pm
“The People of the Cloud Forest: Settlement Pattern Analysis and Landscape Signature of Mateno Occupation in the Upper Ayampe River Valley, Ecuador”
This lecture will present the finding and preliminary analysis of an archaeological survey conducted by Florida Atlantic University during the 2015 archaeological summer field school. The archaeological survey concentrated on the thorough documentation of seven archaeological sites with Manteño cultural affiliation. The survey resulted in the documentation of more than thirty stone structures of different sizes occupying diverse landforms and topographic positions within the landscape.