The Chavin culture, a South American civilization existing before written history, set up a trade system as well as developed an agrarian system.
Its most well-known archaeological site is Chavin de Huantar, a UNESCO world heritage site.
The Chavín era covered a period from 900 to 300 BCE (see Cultures of Peru and Timeline Chart).
archaeologic objects have been discovered at a location
referred to as Chavín in present day Peru at a height of 3,177 meters
The most well-known archaeological site belonging to the Chavín Civilization is Chavín de Huantar, in the Andean uplands north of Lima.
Chavín Art -This interesting culture offers the earliest extensive, identifiable artistic style within the Andes Mountain region.
The Chavín artisans employed early innovative methods to create striking, imaginative gold articles.
Chavín artwork adorns the walls of the temple and features carvings and sculptures as well as pottery.
Indigenous artists portrayed uncommon objects like jaguars and birds of prey instead of regional plant life and wildlife.
Chavín style dominated Peruvian art and architecture for
hundreds of years and influenced all that came after.
Articles are being updated and reports and books written about the amazing Chavin Civilization.