Collection Description

Tradition Name

Andean Regional States

Tradition Description

Andean Regional States refers to the period between 900 and 530 BP prior to the expansion of the Inka Empire. Many small independent states and chiefdoms occupied the Andean region, including the Chimu and Aymara Kingdoms. The coastal valleys and highland regions differed in their organizational forms and settlement patterns. States in the former regions were usually larger and more developed, and included two or more levels of political/religious centers, large scale irrigation systems, varying amounts of special purpose architecture, burial and ceremonial monuments, storage, and administrative facilities. Highland settlement systems were less complex.

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Region

South America --Central Andes

Countries

Argentina

Bolivia

Chile

Ecuador

Peru

OWC Code

SE70

Number of Documents

17

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Number of Pages

2030

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