While not all of these civilizations had large settlements along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, their influence extended to the Pacific coast.Regional communications in ancient Mesoamerica—and especially along the west coast—have been the subject of considerable research.This act gave Spain exclusive sovereignty and navigation rights over the entire west coast of North America.The commonly held belief at the time was that the west coast of North America was in modest sailing distance of Asia to the west, or the two might actually physically connect.Online dating is all about the numbers, and at Match the numbers are definitely on your side.Daters of all races are welcome to join, and in doing so, they’ll get access to tons of helpful features, including Advanced Search that will allow them to narrow down exactly the type of person they’re looking for.500–900 AD) and polychrome pottery of the Coclé style.Each of these cultures rose, flourished, and was then conquered by a more militarily developed culture.
Farther south, Panama was home to some of the earliest pottery-making, such as the Monagrillo culture dating to about 2500–1700 BC; this culture evolved into significant populations best known for spectacular burial sites (dating to c.
The first European expedition to actually reach the west coast was led by the Spaniard Vasco Núñez de Balboa, who reached the Pacific coast of Panama in 1513.
In an act of enduring historical importance, Balboa claimed the Pacific Ocean for the Spanish Crown, as well as all adjoining land and islands.
Although there are other theories, most scientists believe that the first significant groups of people came from Asia, through today's Bering Strait area, then through modern Alaska, and from there spread throughout North America and to South America.
Although the cultures on the west coast of today's Canada and United States are not known to have developed substantial urban centers and sophisticated writing or scientific systems, it is likely that, before European contact, the population density was significantly higher than in the rest of the northern part of the continent.