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The oldest evidence of human presence in Quito was found at the site of a prehistoric village, called "El Inga" by Ecuadorians. It is located in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains. The site was discovered and excavated in 1975 by archeologist Oswaldo Rivera Carrión (1925–2001). In 2000 were officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Quito has been continuously inhabited for over 3,000 years: it gained its city status between 1680 and 1722 under Charles I; it became known as San Francisco de Quito ("Saint Francis of Quito").