Mochica Culture

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Pre-Columbian peoples of Peru Moche or Mochica culture arises and develops between 200 BC to 600 AD, taking the scenario of the long narrow strip of desert on the north coast of Peru where the remains of its temple pyramids, palaces, fortifications, works irrigation and cemeteries that testify to their highly developed artistic, technological, complex organization. The Mochica defeated the desert by artificial irrigation channels diverting water from rivers that descend d and the Andes.Its hydraulic engineering have allowed agricultural surpluses and a strong economy, complete with seafood, was the basis for their marvelous development. The Mochica innovated technology and metallurgical production with intensive use of copper in the manufacture of ornaments, weapons and tools.

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