Archaeological sites of the Chinchorro culture

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Archaeological sites of the Chinchorro culture is part of the Tentative list of Chile in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Archaeological sites 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.

Map of Archaeological sites of the Chinchorro culture

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Archaeological sites of the Chinchorro culture
Country
Chile
Added
1998
Nominated for
2021
Type
Cultural
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By ID
1998 Added to Tentative List

The site has 3 locations

Archaeological sites of the Chinchorro culture: Arica (T)
Archaeological sites of the Chinchorro culture: Antofagasta (T)
Archaeological sites of the Chinchorro culture: Camarones River (T)

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