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Much ink has been spilled on the Andean past and how it relates to eternal verities about the Andes. To a certain extent, this perspective is valid, for the geographic environment of the Andes (despite recent climate change) has not varied much over the centuries. That is, the Andean mountain range, located in a subtropical and tropical climate makes possible the cultivation of a large variety of plants and animals in different ecological zones present in the area, often within a very short distance from another. This created a type of human society that was able to take advantage of these factors, with its concomitant emphasis on communal lands, reciprocal arrangements, etc. that exist still today since in many ways it is the most rational use of the (otherwise potentially harsh) environment.

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