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A large design or drawing created on the surface of the earth, as by positioning stones or removing earth or surface rock to create lines or spaces that contrast with the surrounding terrain.
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I have no doubts that, archaeologically, in order to critique current explanations of the geoglyph phenomenon and develop new ones we need to carry out archaeological tests of what Lambers calls the 'material foundations of the [Andean] model'.
One example of an atypical or even unique technique is seen in the geoglyph of Alto Sur at the mouth of the Camarones gully: it is a 'sun' figure in a double 'mixed' technique--that is to say, it not only uses extraction and addition of surface material, but also red (liquid) paint.
In that study they assumed that the presence of a particular period's pottery indicated use of the geoglyph in that period, and that the earliest pottery on a site indicates the time at which, or before which, the geoglyph was first elaborated.
The chapter also includes sections on the construction methods used, a critique of over-precise mathematical interpretations of the layouts and a brief discussion of the different types of geoglyph and their possible significance.
By connecting the end point of all the lines extending from the geoglyph, the territory claimed by the originator of the geoglyph could be determined.
As Nazca's desert drawings were created and used by people who walked on and had an intimate relationship with the pampa, we attempted to develop our own equally haptic (tactile) familiarity with the landscape in order to appreciate the physical and perceptual relationships that may have influenced geoglyph production, use, and abandonment.
flying over the mysterious Nazca Lines, ancient geoglyph figures in the desert floor that can only be seen from above; and
Leading geoglyph scientist Alceu Ranzi said that his latest discoveries - five sets of geometric shapes, with circles, squares and lines - can measure more than a mile from one extreme to another.
It is estimated that, in order to build one geoglyph of 200m diameter, c.
It's a project that will serve the whole area in general, to avoid events such like the one last January, when rainwater accumulated and drained, covering with layers of clay the geoglyph called La Mano (The Hand)," Mario Olaechea, resident archaeologist, INC, told LivingInPeru.
Tomasz Gorka of Munich University in Germany analyzed five geoglyph complexes near the city of Palpa, focusing on the large trapezoidal structures that are etched on the plains there.
Contributors set forward new interpretations of the Nasca geoglyphs (as markers of subterranean groundwater resources) (Johnson et al.