Collection Description

Tradition Name

Huari

Tradition Description

Named after the main site in Peru, the Huari tradition spanned from 1200 to 950 BP in the central Andes prior to the Andean Regional States tradition. Its regional influence peaked at 900 AD. The economy was based on exploiting different altitudes for growing tubers, maize, and camelid herding. The main Huari site is on a 3 by 4 km mesa with distinct wall-lined streets, plazas and compounds. Estimates put the population at 50,000. Exotic materials from Ecuador and lapis lazuli from Chile indicate far-reaching trade relations.

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Region

South America --Central Andes

Countries

Peru

OWC Code

SE65

Number of Documents

24

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Number of Pages

804

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