HISTORY OF COLOMBIA Decorated PREHISTORY Frontal bone spirals, curvilinear motifs and parallel lines on black pearly, the internal walls have pearly paint, used as a funeral offering. Aguazuque I Aguazuque Finance, Soacha, department of Cundinamarca. 11.5 cm x 11.5 cm waist Axe foot holder with the Salina Creek 2.5 cm x 2 cm x 25.4 cm 12 000 BC National Museum of Colombia one of the oldest vestiges of America exposes the various ways of life of nomadic hunters, gatherers and horticulturists from 12,000 years ago, and their processes of adaptation to sedentary life in villages, pottery production and agricultural practices. These remains are the oldest evidence of man in Colombia, known by the investigative work of archaeologists. BRIEF HISTORY OF COLOMBIA PRECOLUMBIAN When the Spanish arrived in the fifteenth century three families lived in the territory of Colombia: The Chibcha culture located in the highlands and cold areas in the Midwest and the "Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. "The Caribbean, located on the Atlantic coast and Arwac, in the regions of the Amazon, Putumayo and Caqueta. Long before the arrival of the Spanish development to the south, in the department today Huila, one of the great cultures of the continent. seniority is dated between 150 and 300 BC witnessed by large statues of archaeological importance and now known by the name of the Chibcha family, one of the largest and most highly developed intellectual, had an advanced knowledge of mathematics, used a schedule that allowed him to manage agriculture and celebrate the holidays and used hieroglyphic writing.