Chinchorro Culture

Chinchorro Culture
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The Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture comprises three locations along the arid Pacific coast of Chile.

The Chinchorro who lived here between 6000 and 2000 BC mainly relied on fishing. They are known for their detailed mummification technique; some 282 mummies have been recovered, spanning not only the elite but all members of society.

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Full Name
Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture in the Arica and Parinacota Region
Unesco ID
1634
Country
Chile
Inscribed
2021
Type
Cultural
Criteria
3 5
Categories
Archaeological site - Pre-Columbian
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2021 Advisory Body overruled

ICOMOS advised Referral

2021 Inscribed

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The site has 3 locations

Chinchorro Culture: Faldeo Norte del Morro de Arica
Chinchorro Culture: Colón 10
Chinchorro Culture: Desembocadura de Camarones

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