Paracas (päräˈkäs) [key], Native American culture of ancient Peru. Named after the Paracas peninsula on the south coast, where their remains were first found, the Paracas produced resin-painted pottery and textiles, but little is known of their way of life. They were probably influenced by the earlier culture centered around Chavín de Huántar.
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