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Cultures > Southern > Paleo-Indian Hunters of South Central Chile

Organización Social

The Paleo-Indian peoples were organized into small family groups without social hierarchies, although certain individuals probably attained a level of prestige and authority in decision making through experience or special ability. Social and cooperative relations existed among different groups, which sometimes joined together to hunt, as the large prey required bigger groups.