Andean Regional States

South Americaintensive agriculturalists

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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.

  • South America
  • Central Andes
Subsistence Type
  • intensive agriculturalists
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Peru