Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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

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The early inhabitants of Patagonia were highly mobile and ranged freely over hundreds of kilometers, taking advantage of both the open woodland and the steppe environments. They returned time and again to the same rock shelters, some of which were inhabited on a more permanent basis and used for a variety of activities, while others were used only for short stays.