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Naz·ca

 (näs′kä, näz′kə) or Nas·ca (näs′kä)
n.
A pre-Incan civilization that flourished on the southern coast of Peru from about 200 bc to about ad 600, known for its polychrome vessels decorated with stylized designs and for the enormous drawings of geometric and zoomorphic forms etched in the desert floor 200 miles south of Lima.

[After Nazca, city in southern Peru.]

Naz•ca

or Nas•ca

(ˈnɑs kɑ, -kə)

adj.
of or designating a pre-Inca culture of SW Peru, dating from c200 b.c., characterized by polychrome pottery.
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Ruggles and Saunders note that one of the most surprising features of the Nazca lines is how little they have been damaged; movement across this landscape when the lines were being made and used must have been strictly controlled.
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The official unveiling was made at a meeting in Lima convened by the Peruvian Air Force, at which discussion was devoted to UFOs and Peru's mysterious Nazca lines, a series of massive, ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in Southern Peru.
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The coexistence of landscape and geometry is most obviously observed in a suite of seven photographs, whose very long title ends incomplete infinity--images taken in Peru's Palpa Valley, near the ancient geoglyphs known as the Nazca Lines.
The plate boundary offshore of Colombia is also characterized by convergence, where the Nazca plate subducts beneath South America towards the east at a rate of approximately 65 mm/yr.
The USGS pinpointed the quake in the Nazca tectonic plate area.
Famous line drawings etched into Peru's Nazca desert plateau around 1,500 years ago are enduring puzzles.