There is a long history of human activity in the land which is now Ecuador. However there are still relatively few sources to tell us exactly what was happening before the Spanish arrived in the region and I’m sure there is more evidence to be uncovered to add to the story. In this section you can read about some of the different people and events that characterise the history of this land.
You might want to start by reading the short history (via the link below) and then move onto to explore the longer version or more specific pages which are listed in the left hand menu.
Read a short history of Ecuador.