Cultivated wetlands and emerging complexity in south-central Chile and long distance effects of climate change

  title={Cultivated wetlands and emerging complexity in south-central Chile and long distance effects of climate change},
  author={Tom D Dillehay and Mario Pino Quivira and Ren{\'e}e M. Bonzani and Cl{\'a}udia Silva and Johannes Wallner and Carlos Le Quesne},
  pages={949 - 960}
Lands in south-central Chile, long thought to have been marginal until the Spanish conquest, are here shown to have been developing complex societies between at least AD 1000 and 1500. Part of the motor was provided by coastland cultivation on raised platforms, here identified and surveyed for the first time. The authors date the field systems and suggest that they were introduced by farmers from the north seeking wetlands in the face of increasing aridity in the central Andes and southern… 

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