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Beyond the Nasca Lines: Ancient Life at La Tiza in the Peruvian Desert

Christina A. Conlee


Beyond the Nasca Lines examines the origin, rise, fall, and reformation of complex societies through investigations conducted at the archaeological site of La Tiza in the desert of Nasca, Peru. La Tiza was inhabited for over 5000 years and has the longest occupation of any settlement in the region, providing an unprecedented opportunity to examine the dynamics of ancient complex societies. Although the region is famous for the Nasca Lines (ground drawing on the desert floor) that were created by the Nasca culture (A.D. 100–650), many societies thrived in the region before and after that period ... More

Keywords: archaeology, Nasca, Peru, desert, complex societies, collapse, La Tiza

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062020
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062020.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina A. Conlee, author
Texas State University