Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Cultures > Center > Llolleo


Although hunting and gathering were vital to the Llolleo people’s subsistence from the beginning, over time the cultivation of crops such as maize and quinoa became more important, giving way to an increasing sedentary and complex society. Evidence shows that the Llolleo people ground their grain into flour and had tame guanacos. On the coast, evidence of Llolleo settlements shows that these people gathered shellfish, fished and hunted marine mammals.