The tiahuanaco culture developed on the shores of Lake Titicaca. It is believed that Tiahuanaco is one of the most long-lived tribes in South America, lasted for 25 centuries. The main center of this culture was located at an altitude of 3842 meters above sea level. Tiahuanaco covered part of the current territories of Bolivia and the south of Peru. This tribe was established on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The Tiahuanaco economy was based on agricultural, livestock and handcrafted.
They had agricultural enclaves in the maritime and river yungas, in addition of the inter-Andean valleys and the puna. The capital and main religious center was the city of Tiahuanaco, located in the banks of the homonymous river, few kilometers south of Lake Titicaca, in the current Bolivian department of La Paz