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Chile

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Archaeological evidence suggests the earliest settlements of hunter-gatherers in Chile date from around 10,500 BC. They were probably the descendants of Paleo-Indians who crossed from Siberia by way of the Bering Strait (at various times a land bridge). Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the indigenous peoples included the Atacameno, living in small settlements in the northern deserts, the Araucanians, farmers in the more temperate valleys of central Chile, and the Chono, Alacaluf and Yahgan tribes from the mountainous southern areas.

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Further Reading

  1. Bizzarro, Salvatore, Historical Dictionary of Chile. 2005Google Scholar
  2. Collier, S. and Sater, W. F., A History of Chile, 1808–1994. 1996Google Scholar
  3. Hojman, D. E., Chile: the Political Economy of Development and Democracy in the 1990s. 1993.—(ed.) Change in the Chilean Countryside: from Pinochet to Aylwin and Beyond. 1993CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Oppenheim, L. H., Politics in Chile: Democracy, Authoritarianism and the Search for Development. 1993Google Scholar
  5. Rector, John L., The History of Chile. 2006Google Scholar
  6. National Statistical Office: Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas (INE), Paseo Bulnes 418, Santiago.Google Scholar

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