Pre-Inca Culture, developed among 400 B.C. and 120 A.C. They inhabited the Collao plateau (surrounding areas of Lake Titicaca), extending their domain to Arequipa, north coast of Chile and a great part of Bolivia. Its cultural influence reached the coast and North Andean part of Peru. Its cultural center was located in the citadel of Tiahuanaco, in territory of Bolivia.
Nation dedicated to the agriculture, potato, quinua (Peruvian grain), breeding of llamas and alpacas, and fishing in the Titicaca Lake.
They developed a multicolor artistic ceramic in which they used geometric drawings as decorations, outstanding their big ceremonial glasses. They also developed the sculpture with representations of anthropomorphous divinities, with some characteristics of felines, snakes, and hawks, some of which reach up to 7 m. height.
Pre-Inca City located at 21 km. southeast of the Titicaca Lake, in territory of Bolivia. Cultural center of this nation, big stone constructions, in which outstands the fortress of Acapana, the palace of Calasaya and the "Puerta del Sol" (Door of the Sun) that has sculpted on its front a calendar and the image of a divinity.
To appreciate the invaluable ceramic pieces, sculptures and lances you can go to the Museo Arqueológico del Perú, Larco Herrera, De la Nación in the city of Lima.