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El Fuerte de Samaipata or Fort Samaipata, also known simply as ""El Fuerte"", is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the high jungle of Florida Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. It is situated in the eastern foothills of the Bolivian Andes and is a popular tourist destination for Bolivians and foreigners alike and is served by the nearby town of Samaipata. The archaeological site at El Fuerte is unique as it encompasses buildings of three different cultures: Chane, Inca, and Spanish. Although called a fort, Samaipata had also a religious, ceremonial, and residential function. Most academics believe that its construction was probably begun by the Chane, a pm-Inca people of Arawak origin. The Chane, together with other Arawak groups, left Guyana approximately x,soo years ago. They developed an agrarian culture, built densely populated villages, cultivated corn, peanuts, cotton and squash, and are famous for their ceramics and graphics which have been found mainly in the pampas surrounding the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, El Fuerte in Samaipata, and in Portachuelo, Valle Abajo, Okinawa, Cotoca, El Pari, Mataral and Warnes.
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