Puerto Lopez
Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 - women carrying washing from the riverbed near the Archaeological site and village

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – women carrying washing from the riverbed near the Archaeological site and village

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – women carrying washing from the riverbed near the Archaeological site and village a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The forest is quite dry and sparse and water has to be hauled from farther up the river bed. These women went to do their laundry where...
Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 - Pots waiting to be excavated at the Archaeological site in the village of Agua Blanca which may contain burials.

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – Pots waiting to be excavated at the Archaeological site in the village of Agua Blanca which may contain burials.

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – Pots waiting to be excavated at the Archaeological site in the village of Agua Blanca which may contain burials. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter When the river floods it cuts away into the village and the archaeological site exposing burials such as this one....
Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 - Mounds which represent buildings of the Archaeological site

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – Mounds which represent buildings of the Archaeological site

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – Mounds which represent buildings of the Archaeological site a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The erosion has been pretty severe because they get periodic heavy rains in between times of dry. The old site was also built, it appears, with mud or adobe and disintegrates...
Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 - large mounds of a hill of the Archaeological site

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – large mounds of a hill of the Archaeological site

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – large mounds of a hill of the Archaeological site a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The erosion has been pretty severe because they get periodic heavy rains in between times of dry. The old site was also built, it appears, with mud or adobe and...
Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 -  a pot burial with two skeletons from the archaeological site of the Manteño Culture

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – a pot burial with two skeletons from the archaeological site of the Manteño Culture

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – a pot burial with two skeletons from the archaeological site of the Manteño Culture a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter This is a secondary burial for the two skeletons were already disarticulated when they were placed within this pot. The pot was then covered with...
Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 - the Museum; which was established by an Ecuadorian archaeologist and is run by the villagers as a communal project which brings them income

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – the Museum; which was established by an Ecuadorian archaeologist and is run by the villagers as a communal project which brings them income

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – the Museum; which was established by an Ecuadorian archaeologist and is run by the villagers as a communal project which brings them income a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The museum is run by a village council which distributes the proceeds for local improvements and...
Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27  - One of the houses along the road which runs into the interior ; some houses have electricity.

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – One of the houses along the road which runs into the interior ; some houses have electricity.

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – One of the houses along the road which runs into the interior ; some houses have electricity. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The modern village is a communal social unit although there are different levels of economic success and the better of families, such...
Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27  - the villagers maintain communal lands and fields such as this one with a little house for the worker to stay in while tending fields; Agua Blanca village

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – the villagers maintain communal lands and fields such as this one with a little house for the worker to stay in while tending fields; Agua Blanca village

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – the villagers maintain communal lands and fields such as this one with a little house for the worker to stay in while tending fields; Agua Blanca village a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 - dry riverbed by Agua Blanca village which floods during upland rains

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – dry riverbed by Agua Blanca village which floods during upland rains

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – dry riverbed by Agua Blanca village which floods during upland rains a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Today the villagers use this river for their water needs. There are pools and streams further up during the dry season, but it is a far walk.
Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 - View of the marked mounds of the Manteño Culture Archaeological site run by the modern villagers who give tours, excavate and maintain it

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – View of the marked mounds of the Manteño Culture Archaeological site run by the modern villagers who give tours, excavate and maintain it

Ecuador, Agua Blanca 2008-10-27 – View of the marked mounds of the Manteño Culture Archaeological site run by the modern villagers who give tours, excavate and maintain it a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Agua Blanca, formerly called Salagone (or Salangome) is an archaeological site dating to 1500 BC to...
Ecuador, Puerto Lopez 2008-10-27 - gas delivery by moto to a boat taking divers out for a couple of days. Fishing is declining due to overfishing from the big factory ships that overfish.

Ecuador, Puerto Lopez 2008-10-27 – gas delivery by moto to a boat taking divers out for a couple of days. Fishing is declining due to overfishing from the big factory ships that overfish.

Ecuador, Puerto Lopez 2008-10-27 – gas delivery by moto to a boat taking divers out for a couple of days. Fishing is declining due to overfishing from the big factory ships that overfish. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Puerto Lopez is the coastal town where we anchored and came...
Ecuador, Puerto Lopez 2008-10-27 - an ice vendor unloading slabs to be put on the fishing boats to preserve the fish for several days

Ecuador, Puerto Lopez 2008-10-27 – an ice vendor unloading slabs to be put on the fishing boats to preserve the fish for several days

Ecuador, Puerto Lopez 2008-10-27 – an ice vendor unloading slabs to be put on the fishing boats to preserve the fish for several days a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Puerto Lopez is the coastal town where we anchored and came in by Zodiac because of the shallows. It was...