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Economía

As horticulturalists, the Pitrén people grew crops such as potatoes and maize, but they very likely subsisted mainly on the fruit and nuts they gathered (such as the Araucaria nut or piñón) and hunting of guanaco and deer. This type of economy was based on seasonal migration in search of resources, especially among groups inhabiting the mountain zone.