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Many thousands of brightly painted and beautifully detailed sculptures were produced by the Jama-Coaque culture of modern-day Ecuador’s lush western coast.

Jama-Coaque ceramics

Asia is a vast continent, but the trading of goods and materials across land and sea routes brought ideas and cultures across long distances.

Trade in East Asia

Suffused with the contemporary racist pseudoscience of Social Darwinism—which claimed that white people with northern European ancestry were the most “evolved” race—the World’s Columbian Exposition cast other races and cultures as the living relatives of white people’s distant ancestors.

The World’s Columbian Exposition: Introduction