Milagro (Pre-Columbian culture or style)

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Scope note
Refers to the Pre-Columbian culture and style that flourished in the Guayas River basin of coastal Ecuador ca. 700-1500 CE. Noted for large chiefdoms in a lowland landscape, the use of sophisticated cultivation of the seasonally flooded river wetlands, and the construction of large elevated earthen platforms called "tolas," which were used for both habitation and burial.
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