Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Cultures > Center > Llolleo


Little is known about the origins of the Llolleo people, although they share several cultural features with most horticulturalist-ceramicist groups of the Southern Cone of America. This suggests that these cultures were all part of a large cultural movement that took place at the beginning of our own era. The Llolleo people shared the valleys of Central Chile with the Bato people, and would have had contact and shared some cultural traditions with them. In the mountains, they interacted and traded goods with hunter-gatherers who inherited the traditions of the Archaic Period. Around 900 CE, the history of the Llolleo people ends abruptly with the emergence of the Aconcagua culture.