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Stone sphere made by the Diquis culture.
A Diquis human effigy pendant.
Diquis stone owl

The Diquis culture (sometimes spelled Diquís) was a pre-Columbian indigenous culture of Costa Rica that flourished from AD 700 to 1530.[1] The word "diquís" means "great waters" or "great river" in the Boruca language.[1] The Diquis formed part of the Greater Chiriqui culture that spanned from southern Costa Rica to western Panama.[2]

The Diquis are known for stone spheres, sometimes referred to as the Diquís Spheres, an assortment of over three hundred petrospheres in Costa Rica, located on the Diquis Delta and on Isla del Caño.

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  1. ^ a b "Diquís". Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. ^ Drolet, Robert P. (1992). "The House and the Territory: The Organizational Structure for Chiefdom Art in the Diquis Subregion of Greater Chiriqui". In Lange, Frederick W. (ed.). Wealth and Hierarchy in the Intermediate Area: A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 10th and 11th October 1987. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. pp. 207–241. ISBN 0884021912.

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