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Galapagos (Ecuador)

The World Factbook: Background: :: What is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717. The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the " more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón, other Spanish names: Islas Galápagos, Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaˈlapaɣos]) are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, 926 km (575 mi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part. The Galápagos Islands and their surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The principal language on the more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Independent researcher, retired University Professor at University of the French Pacific, French Polynesia

Keywords: Myth, Pre-European Settlement, Genetics, Archaeology, Prehistory

Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Campus Gotland at Uppsala University, Sweden

Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage, Heritage Management, Material Culture, Migration, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Post-Colonialism, Spatial Theory

Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Pittsburgh, United States

Keywords: Conflict, Law and Culture, Ecology, Complexity

Official Websites

  • Consejo de Gobierno del Régimen Especial ...
  • UNESCO - Galapagos Islands...
  • Charles Darwin Foundation...

    Research Centres

  • Center For Galapagos Studies...
  • Charles Darwin Foundation...

    Museum Collections

  • Australian Museum...
  • Te Papa Tongarewa...


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