143 New Nazca Geoglyphs Found

November 17, 2019

Japanese archaeologists have found 143 new Nazca geoglyphs dated at 300-100 BCE, some so large, they can only be seen from the air. They have been working on this since 2004. The geoglyphs were created by removing the black stones of the top soil to expose the white sand below. The team used high resolution satellite images along with fieldwork. The oldest geoglyphs are from 16 feet to 165 feet. The newer ones are 300 feet on average.

The larger ones are often animals and are placed at ritual sites it is thought. Various pottery were destroyed in the ritual. The smaller ones are on paths that could have been way posts for travelers to got toward the larger geoglyphs, for ritual activity.

IBM developed an AI device running a geospatial analytics system on the IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator (WMLA), which sifted through huge volumes of drone and satellite imagery, to see if it could spot any hidden markings bearing a relation to the Nazca lines. This machinery will be in use into the future.

The Yamagata University website has info here;
https://www.yamagata-u.ac.jp/en/information/info/20191115_01

And Science Alert has the report here, with photos and a video;
https://www.sciencealert.com/over-140-mysterious-geoglyphs-discovered-within-the-ancient-nazca-lines

And more photos at The Daily Mail;
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7702279/Researchers-uncover-143-previously-hidden-unknown-figures-drawn-desert-soil-Peru.html

Mike Ruggeri’s Nazca Era Peru
http://mikeruggerisnazcaera.tumblr.com

NAZCA CULTURE (100 BC-800 AD)

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Nazca Culture; An Introduction

http://people.umass.edu/proulx/online_pubs/Nasca_Overview_Zurich.pdf

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Bruce Owens Nazca Outline

http://bruceowen.com/andeanae/490-03f-14.htm

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Wikipedia; Nazca Culture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_culture

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Nasca Puquios and Aqueducts

http://people.umass.edu/proulx/online_pubs/Zurich_Puquios_revised_small.pdf

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Mysterious Nazca Structures Explained

http://dailym.ai/1ScOwSr

 

NAZCA ART

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Nasca Ceramic Iconography: An Overview

http://people.umass.edu/proulx/online_pubs/Nasca_Ceramic_Iconography_Overview.pdf

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Deciphering the Nazca World: Ceramic Images from Ancient Peru

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/nazca/nasca-ceramics.pdf

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STYLISTIC VARIATION IN PROLIFEROUS NASCA POTTERY

http://people.umass.edu/proulx/online_pubs/Stylistic_Variation_in_Proliferous.pdf

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Christiane Clados; Nasca Drawings Collection

http://www.famsi.org/research/nasca/index.html

NAZCA RELIGION AND ICONOGRAPHY

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Nazca Iconography

http://people.umass.edu/proulx/online_pubs/Nasca_Iconography.pdf

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Nasca Headhunting and the Ritual Use of
Trophy Heads

http://people.umass.edu/proulx/online_pubs/Nasca_Headhunting_Zurich.pdf

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Decapitation and rebirth

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-05/uocp-dar052907.php

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A Cache of 48 Nazca Trophy Heads

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/nazca/nasca-trophy-heads.pdf

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Decapitation and Rebirth: A Headless Burial from Nasca, Peru

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/nazca/nasca-decapitation.pdf

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Human and Feline Trophy Heads Uncovered in Peru

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-human-and-feline-trophy-heads-excavated-near-toro-muerto-arequipa-107961

Large Orca Geoglyph Re-Discovered in the Nazca/Palpa Region of Peru

http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/news/index.php?id=Orca-geoglyph-rediscovered-in-Peru

http://www.newsweek.com/nazca-lines-peru-orca-geoglyph-desert-monuments-712544

Cahuachi (1 AD-500 AD)

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Cahuachi, a Nasca temple in Peru’s desert

http://www.peruthisweek.com/travel-cahuachi-nasca-temple-in-perus-desert-30278

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The Great Temple at the Ceremonial Site of Cahuachi (Nazca, Perú)

http://www.academia.edu/1119700/The_Great_Temple_at_the_Ceremonial_Site_of_Cahuachi_Nazca_Perú_

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Wikipedia; Cahuachi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cahuachi

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Priestess of Cahuachi

http://enperublog.com/2009/11/07/priestess-of-cahuachi/

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The Great Temple at the Ceremonial Site of Cahuachi (Nazca, Perú)

http://www.academia.edu/1119700/The_Great_Temple_at_the_Ceremonial_Site_of_Cahuachi_Nazca_Perú_

Large Temple Complex Uncovered at the Cahuachi site in Peru

Archaeology News Network has the report with great photos;
http://bit.ly/2ddyvm6

NAZCA LINES  (500 BC-750 AD)

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Solving the Mystery of the Nasca Lines

http://archive.archaeology.org/0005/abstracts/nasca.html

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Nazca Lines

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_Lines.

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One Interpretation of the Nasca and Palpa Geoglyphs

http://jssaa.rwx.jp/web001_kusuta(english).pdf

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Rituals of the Nasca Lines

http://archive.archaeology.org/0905/abstracts/nasca.html

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The Nasca Lines Project (1996-2000)

http://people.umass.edu/~proulx/Nasca_Lines_Project.html

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The Nasca Lines Solution

http://discovermagazine.com/2000/dec/featnasca

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The Lines of Nazca; New Research in Palpa

http://www.eggi.com/ken/peru/index.html

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Nazca Lines

http://www.hows.org.uk/personal/hillfigs/foreign/nazca/na.htm

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Mysterious Nazca Line Geoglyphs Formed Ancient Pilgrimage Route

http://www.livescience.com/50699-nasca-lines-ritual-procession.html

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Peru’s Nazca Lines Reveal Mysterious New Animal Images

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/new-animal-images-found-at-perus-nazca-lines-150714.htm

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New Geoglyph Found in Peru

http://dailym.ai/1UwOaem

 

New Nazca and Paracas Geoglyphs Discovered Using New Technology

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/new-nasca-nazca-lines-discovery-peru-archaeology/

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Hundreds of Newly Discovered Geoglyphs Older Than Nazca Being Discovered

CHANKILLO (300 BC)

Fall of a Sacred Fortress

http://archive.archaeology.org/1005/abstracts/peru.html

Towers point to ancient Sun cult

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6408231.stm

Peru’s ancient solar observatory

http://www.geotimes.org/mar07/article.html?id=WebExtra031307.html

Pre-Inca Observatory Is Oldest in Americas, Study Says

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/03/070301-peru-sun.html

The thirteen towers of Chankillo, Peru: ancient astronomical observation in the Americas

http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-americas/thirteen-towers-chankilla-peru-astronomical-observation-020111

Religious Warfare at Chankillo

http://www.academia.edu/224741/Religious_Warfare_at_Chankillo

The social and ritual context of horizon astronomical observations at Chankillo

http://www.academia.edu/790432/The_social_and_ritual_context_of_horizon_astronomical_observations_at_Chankillo

GALLINAZO/VIRU CULTURE (200 BC-600 AD)

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Wikipedia; Viru Culture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virú_culture

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The Gallinazo at Huacas de Moche: style or culture?

http://www.academia.edu/6941387/The_Gallinazo_at_Huacas_de_Moche_style_or_culture

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Gallinazo Culture

http://www.tampere.fi/ekstrat/taidemuseo/arkisto/peru/800/gallinazo_en.htm

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Gallinazo,Vicús and Moche in the
development of complex societies along
the north coast of Peru

http://sanjosedemoro.pucp.edu.pe/descargas/articulos/gallinazo.pdf

Unusual Viru Culture Burials Uncovered in northern Peru

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/peru-viru-ancient-shark-fishermen-archaeology/