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Location: Peru         Length: 12 min

Chavín de Huántar, the type site of the Chavín culture, is one of the oldest major sites in Peru, thriving between 1500 and 400 BC. Chavín, featuring terraces and plazas and platforms of dressed stone, controlled and increased regional trade and developed a unique art style. Remarkably, its people did not conquer by warfare, but simply influenced the cultural development of northern Peru, participating in a broad interaction sphere. Global Heritage Fund seeks the complete conservation and restoration of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The Chavin (Dr. Antonio Rafael de la Cova, Indiana University)

Chavin Culture (Wikipedia)

Exploring Chavin de Huantar (Stanford University)

Global Heritage Fund

Understanding Chavin and the Origins of Andean Civilization (James Q. Jacobs)