Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Cultures > Semi-arid North > Las Animas

Environment and Location

The Las Animas culture populated the territory that extends from the Copiapó River in the north to the Limarí River in the south, including the respective coastal strips. These rivers channel a large volume of water, with flooding in winter from the rains and in summer from meltwater. The climate in the north is marginal desert, with the scant precipitation increasing to the south, forming a steppe environment.