Located in the time between 1800 BC C. and 1200 a. C.
The Ceramic objects improved significantly and were characterized by the presence of loop or stirrup-shaped handle. The human figures are flat and have eyes in the form of coffee beans.
Among the innovations of this culture is the preparation of spherical or hemispherical containers with very thin walls, which through a long evolutionary process became the "compoteras" that became widespread in Ecuador.
The greatest contribution was the introduction of the stirrup handle with double dump. The anthropomorphic figures are flat and wide, with multiple ears. This tradition continued extensively in other cultures of the coast.
They elaborated decorations for the face and adopted the custom of deforming the skull.
In Machalilla decreases the frequency and importance of the figurine. They are generally solid, with flattened heads and eyes in the style of "coffee bean". Some are not decorated, being rough finished, while others show a red decoration on the natural face of the tile ?. Also it can be in parallel lines or in areas with the same polished style that decorates the vessel. The figurines known as "holes" are actually shaped bottles that are rare effigies.
LOCATION AND TERRITORIAL
This culture extended from southern Manabi, to the north coast of Guayas