by Toni Jones
Culture: Why do many people live in the Andean Highlands or eastern rain forest?
In many highland area near the equator, there is not such thing as changes of seasons, as most of us are used to. These areas' climate is spring all year. This is the type of environment in the Bolivian and Peruvian Andes that led to the only great civilization to be found at high attitudes- the Incas.