Research Paper

The Tusk-Shaped Stone Figurines From Coastal Ecuador



In this short paper I shall present some of the central points of my forthcoming Ph. D. on tusk-shaped stone figurines and the artifacts associated with them. The figurines discussed here all come from the Bahia phase of the Regional Development Period (500 B.C to AD 500) of Ecuador. They were probably in use in the other contemporary coastal Ecuadorian phases of Guangala, Jama-Coaque and La Tolita as well, as I shall try to demonstrate later in this article.

Keywords: stone, tusk, figurines

How to Cite: Hahn, P. (1991) “The Tusk-Shaped Stone Figurines From Coastal Ecuador”, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology. 2(0). doi: