Chp. 14

Chapter 14 in Pattern in Prehistoric starts with the ecology setting Andean South America.  The rise of the Andes from the Pacific was so precise that the land that separated the mountains form the sea was slender. But, because the Andeans protected the coast from the air currents that were moving along from the Atlantic, part of that slender land is one of the world’s driest desserts.

The ocean current and the winds that run the water along the coast north cause fish, freshwater shrimp, and other resources. When the earth is going from the east the west, the water is being shoved towards the west. While the water is being thrust to the west end, the water generates waters that goes up, come from the bottom of the ocean.

Some of the early hunters gather foods that are now extinct. The also gathered foods depending on the season. They would travel up and down the mountain to gather these different kinds of foods. Each kind of food would cause people to move up and down the mountains depending on what foods would be available during different seasons.

In Andean South America, maize was one of the areas important crops. Different areas had different types of crop. Some of the other crops included, beans, potatoes and quinoa. Cotton was brought to people as cheap clothing and was then supplemented to expound different materials to make things like sandals and clothing. Textile remained in existence because it was used in various ways. One being burial. Many people were buried in this material and buried by the coastal desserts, which preserved the corpse and the material.

People at Alto Salavery prepared shark, bonito, mussel and other marine foods to feast on to survive in the late preceramic period, some came from plants. These people spent a lot of time in the water, hence the marine food, to the point that archeologist found bones growing in the ears of those who fished. The burials of these people were the same, meaning, they were buried with cotton and weaving tools, they were also buried with fishhooks and spindle whorls.

The cultural evolve are similar to those in the other compact of the self-governing complex societies and the arrangement of the particular items that enclose the first expansion of a religious cult, architectural monuments, productivity, the phased and critical stratification and the state and epic political system.