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Beyond the Nasca LinesAncient Life at La Tiza in the Peruvian Desert$
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Christina A. Conlee

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062020

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062020.001.0001

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Ancient Society in Nasca

Ancient Society in Nasca

An Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Ancient Society in Nasca
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Beyond the Nasca Lines
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Christina A. Conlee

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062020.003.0001

This introductory chapter presents background information on the Nasca region and discusses the Nasca Lines, which are geoglyphs (ground drawings) and the feature for which the area is best known. The geoglyphs were created by the people of the Nasca culture, which was just one of many societies in the long prehistory of the region. A short summary of the historical trajectory of the region is given, and the development of the project at La Tiza is detailed. An outline of the book is presented along with a summary of each chapter.

Keywords:   Nasca lines, geoglyphs, prehistory

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