Nazca replace the Chavin
Nazca fishing and boats
Like the Chavin and the Moche, they farmed potatoes, tomatoes, squash, beans, corn, peanuts. The Nazca grew cotton, too, for their clothing. To bring water to their farms, the Nazca built a lot of irrigation canals and underground aqueducts.
Nazca people used nalbinding (a kind of early knitting) and embroidery to make complicated, expensive clothing. They made a lot of their clothes from cotton, but they also used alpaca wool to make warmer clothes.
Decline of the Nazca
By the 500s AD, the Nazca weren’t doing so well. Possibly they had cut down a lot of trees to make room for their cotton and corn farming and that caused erosion. Terrible floods wiped out a lot of their irrigation system. About 750 AD, the Nazca culture collapsed into a bunch of smaller states. By 1400 AD, the Inca built an empire that unified Peru.