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Chapter 02

Chavín: Psychedelic Drugs and Religious Pilgrimage in the Central Highlands

The Chavín (900-200 B.C.) culture is named after the archaeological site of Chavín de Huántar, which stood at a strategic location above pathways that connected the Pacific Coast to the Amazon Basin. From this early site, the Chavín culture spread via a religious pilgrimage network whose impact was felt from the highlands to the lowlands of ancient Peru.

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