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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South America --Central Andes
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