Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Cultures > Semi-arid North > Copiapo

Ambiente y Localización

The Copiapó people settled in what is today the Atacama Region, mainly occupying the upper reaches of the Copiapó River and its numerous tributaries, while making some incursions into the Atacama Desert and the coastal zone and reaching as far north as the Huasco River valley. This territory has a marginal desert climate with little annual precipitation, although its valleys are relatively fertile.