Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Cultures > South > El Vergel

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The El Vergel people occupied the valleys and coast of this region, taking advantage of wetlands, lakes, forests, nearby rivers, the coastline and offshore islands. They maintained extensive, complex settlements where they carried out many different activities, but still moved around to perform specific tasks. Their small cemeteries are located close to their settlements, which could indicate that they lived in family groups that were relatively independent of each other.