Highland Andean ArchaicSouth Americahunter-gatherers to food producers
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.
- South America
- Central Andes
- hunter-gatherers to food producers