Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Cultures > Semi-arid North > Early Ceramicists of Choapa

Environment and Location

The Province of Choapa is located in the semi-arid north of Chile. The Early Ceramicists of this region occupied the valleys and ravines near the Illapel and Chalinga rivers, tributaries in the Choapa basin, which boasts a semi-desert climate in the lowlands and a steppe climate higher up, around the headwaters of these rivers.