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Tallán (or Tacllán ) was the first ethnic culture to settle in the northwest coastal plains of Peru , a people with a matriarchal social system.

The Tallanes had moved from the high mountains of the Sierra into the lowlands and lived mostly in so-called behetrias , simple settlements without a head or political organization.


The archaeological site of Narihualá 17 km south of the provincial capital Piura is now considered the capital of the Tallán people, an important architectural testimony of that time, both because of its size and because of its two tiered pyramids , which were built in honor of the god Walac .

Later the Mochica and the Chimu invaded the region inhabited by the Tacllán .

Tacllán in north-western Peru is now the name for an agricultural implement with a step.