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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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Life in the Nasca Desert

Life in the Nasca Desert

(p.27) 3 Life in the Nasca Desert
Beyond the Nasca Lines

Christina A. Conlee

University Press of Florida

This chapter covers the geography, natural resources (water, soil, plant, and animal), and environment of the Nasca region. The natural and climatic phenomena that impact the area are described and include earthquakes, El Niño, and drought. In addition, evidence for long-term patterns of environmental change in the region is presented. The sacred geography of the region is discussed, including the identification of sacred mountain peaks and their associated mythology. There is a detailed description of the site of La Tiza, and the field and laboratory research methods of the project are detailed.

Keywords:   geography, natural resources, environment, El Niño, drought, sacred landscape, field methods, lab method

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