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Tiahuanaco Culture


The Tiahuanaco culture was located in what is now known as the Bolivian highlands, an area of high altitude, from 3,800 to 4,000 meters (above 12,000 feet) above sea level. It is a culture that developed in a rugged area, where weather conditions are extremely harsh, around 100 and 1,000 years after Christ. Their agriculture was restricted to potatoes and similar tubercles. The Tiahuanaco culture was a powerful group and it was located near Lake Titicaca, one of the seven wonders of the world.

the culture was an expansive state-based agricultural economy and they also dedicated themselves to pottery. It is believed that the dominant group would have been composed of warriors, who handled the political and religious affairs. In addition, there were artisans, farmers, fishermen and shepherds. Tiahuanaco's religion was imposed from the State, local cults were absorbed into the surrounding territories.


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