Collection Description

Tradition Name

Highland Andean Archaic

Tradition Description

The Highland Andean Archaic tradition combines the Highland Andean Early Archaic and the Highland Andean Late Archaic. The Early Archaic (7000 to 4500 BP) is characterized by nomadic or semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers with domesticated llamas, alpacas, and guinea pigs and some domesticated plants. This situation changes in the Late Archaic (to 3500 BP) to sedentary village dwellers, relying in part on domesticated plants and animals supplemented by seasonal exploitation of wild resources.

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Region

South America --Central Andes

Countries

Argentina

Bolivia

Chile

Ecuador

Peru

OWC Code

SE47

Number of Documents

14

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Number of Pages

1094

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