09/11/2013 10:47 am ET

3,000-Year-Old Home In Ecuador Appears To Be Oldest In Amazon Region


Quito – French and Ecuadorian archaeologists discovered in Ecuador's Pastaza province the nearly 3,000-year-old remains of what appears to be the oldest home in the Amazon region, the project chief told Efe.

"We found postholes and stoves and a few vestiges of ceramics and stones," Stephen Rostain said.

He said they found the place near Puy two years ago and set up the camp in July when they excavated a meter (3 feet) deep over an area of some 90 square meters (970 square feet).

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