Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Cultures > Center > Hunter Gatherers of Central Chile

Environment and Location

These groups occupied the lands of Central Chile from the high Andean ravines to the Pacific coast. The first occupations attributed to these Archaic Period groups dates from the early Holocene, a time of great climatic change, when temperatures rose and the ice from the Pleistocene glaciation melted. As the period wore on, environmental conditions stabilized and have remained relatively similar to the present day.