Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Cultures > South > Pitrén

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Culto y Funebria

Pitrén burial sites identified to date are few, and generally limited, although some sites contain numerous graves. The deceased were buried with offerings of ceramic vessels and pipes in the shape of an inverted-T, which usually had a hole for inhaling and a handle. The presence of these objects may point to the ceremonial consumption of hallucinogenic substances.