Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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Ambiente y Localización

The Bato people inhabited the coastal regions, inland valleys, and Andean highlands of Central Chile, but were most concentrated in the lands between the Petorca and Maipo rivers. The climate in this period was more or less the same as it is today—Mediterranean with rain in the winter and long, dry summers. Scrubland (matorral) was the main form of vegetation, with some woodland along water courses in the Coastal Mountains and the Andes, and grassy meadows on the banks of mountain streams.