South America 200 CE

The Moche have reached a high level of civilization.

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What is happening in South America in 200CE

Pacific coast

The past centuries have seen a new, highly influential culture has now appeared in Peru along the Pacific coast, the Moche. This is the most sophisticated culture so far to appear in South America.


In Amazonia, the Arawak-speaking diaspora continues, and will shortly reach its widest expanse. In many places a new phase is beginning, as newcomers and local peoples began to merge and form regionally-rooted societies. Early examples of complex regional societies are emerging at this time in the mountains and plains of the north-west, probably receiving some influences from the advanced civilizations of the high Andes.

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Pre-Columbian civilizations of America

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