Collection Description

Tradition Name

Tiahuanaco

Tradition Description

Tiahuanaco tradition is found in the south central Andes between 1600 and 900 BP following the Andean Regional Development period. A four-level settlement pattern hierarchy is centered on the 420 hectares first-order Tiahuanaco site in the Lake Titicaca basin. A mixed economy consisted of a raised field frost-resistant crop system and domesticated camelids. Stonemasons produced some of the finest monuments in the Andes including the largest stone sculpture in the New World. A distinct ceramic tradition included anthropomorphic and zoomorphic shaped drinking vessels.

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Region

South America --Central Andes

Countries

Bolivia

Chile

Peru

OWC Code

SF45

Number of Documents

20

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Number of Pages

1293

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