Yamagata University announced that it has discovered 2014 new geoglyphs in the suburbs of Nazca, the Republic of Peru, in a field survey in 24.The survey was conducted by a team of about 10 people, including Professor Masato Sakai, Deputy Director of the Nasca Research Institute attached to the Faculty of Adult Literature. A total of 2013 geoglyphs, including the 17 geoglyphs found in the 41 survey, were found intensively in the suburbs of downtown Nasca, and there are other examples of areas where geoglyphs are drawn so intensively. It is said that there is no.

 Since the discovered geoglyphs are deteriorating, it was estimated that most of the designs were camelid llamas when analyzed using 3D scanners and photographs.The size is 5 to 20 meters in total length, and it is thought that it was produced in the "late Paracas (400 BC-200 BC)" due to the characteristics of the ground painting, and it was produced before the famous hummingbird and monkey ground painting. I found out that it was done.

 The geoglyphs of the late Paracas have different characteristics from the geoglyphs made after the late Paracas, such as hummingbirds.Hummingbirds made after the late Paracas are made by removing pebbles linearly along the outline of the animal and appear to be drawn with white lines.However, the late Paracas geoglyphs are made by removing the outer shape of the animal and the pebbles inside it in a planar manner.In addition to this feature, the geoglyphs discovered this time also featured another late Paracas feature, which was drawn on the slopes of the hills.

 The area near the geoglyphs discovered this time currently has mining-related workshops, and it is said that if the city of Nasca expands, residential areas and fields will be created in the area of ​​the geoglyphs, and the geoglyphs may be destroyed. increase.The Nazca Institute of the University will work with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture and the Nazca City Authority to work to make geoglyphs coexist and protect local life.

Source:[Yamagata University] I discovered a new geoglyph near the city of Nazca, Republic of Peru.

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