Nazca Notes - South American Civilizations Nazca and the...

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South American CivilizationsNazca and the Mysterious Nazca LinesNazcaThe Mysterious Nazca LinesThe Nazca In general, Nazca culture is considered to consist of three stages; Early, Middle, and Late stages, and also the Classic Nazca (approximately A.D. 250-750).The Nazca lines were the most attractive feature in this cultureThese large “geoglyphs”, drawings on the earth’s surface, make no sense on the groundWe can recognize the features only from the airThere are several kinds of figures, such as fish, birds, monkeys, a whale, spiders, and plantsThese lines spread on the ground more than 800 miles (1,300 km), some of which extend 12 miles (20 km) long.Since these lines are on a flat surface and its climate is extremely dry, nearly all geoglyphs remain completely intactAccording to anthropologist Johan Reinhard, the Nazca people believed that mountain gods protected humans and controlled the weather

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Term
Spring
Professor
Hollingsworth,J.
Tags
miles, Nazca culture, Nazca Lines, Mysterious Nazca Lines

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