According to the archeologists, in this province there settled
themselves the archaeological phases Macaji, Puruha
Cosango-Pillaro whose ages would be 200, 500 and 700 AC
respectively. From the East unmigratory big waves
came. When there arrived the Incas the nation Puruha, they was occupying
the regions today included in the provinces of Tungurahua and
Chimborazo. According to a former statement it is said that "Hambato"
was an indigenous independent state formed by the Huapantis,
Quisanpichas, Izambas and Hambatos.