Located in the time between 1800 BC C. and 300 a. C.
The CV-Engoroy pre-Columbian culture presents a surprising aesthetic development, which extended around all the coast of Ecuador, and along with the Machalilla and Valdivia cultures forms part of the regional development period which is the foundation of the cultural identity of the Ecuadorian coast.
"They had an herbal healer who possessed knowledge, and also consumed cocaine and hallucinogenic plants that allowed them to have contact with the beyond. It had a religious purpose"
The CV represents a refinement perfection of pottery that together surpasses any prior or subsequent effort.
The beautiful figures and CV bottles that are known were part of funerary equipment and were probably produced by specialists for this purpose. In contrast to earlier cultures that usually buried within the populated areas the cemeteries of the Choerrea were always placed hundreds of yards outside the villages.
The utilitarian pottery or for daily use in the home has not been described in literature, but personal observation suggests that this almost hasn’t changed from the previous culture and many of its features continued without changing until the post European conquest.
LOCATION AND TERRITORIAL
The Chorrera culture occupied the southern coast of Ecuador, extending along the Guayas River basin and its tributaries. The territory comprises the provinces of Guayas, Manabi, Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo.