Aveni, Anthony F.. Order in the Nazca lines

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Order in the Nazca lines

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The lines of Nazca, edited by Anthony Aveni

Published By: Original publisher The lines of Nazca, edited by Anthony Aveni Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. 1990. 41-113 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication A. F. Aveni

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Nazca (SE51)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Recording and collecting in the field (126); Archaeological survey methods (129); Comparative evidence (171); Visual arts (5311); Sacred objects and places (778); Ritual (788);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Unlike most previous researchers, the author entertains the idea that the Nazca lines may have been created at different times for different reasons. Overlapping geoglyphs are clear evidence of sequential, not simultaneous, construction. There are three classes of lines: biomorphic, geometric, and straight. Straight lines are the most common, and the focus of this study. Contour maps of line centers and their lines were made, and termination points found. The Inka [i]ceque[/i] system centered on Cuzco is presented as a close historical analogy. Conclusions about the lines include that: they were intended for people to move along; most can be associated with the flow of water across the plain; the majority do not have any astronomical orientations; they did not require much effort to create; and they were probably used in rituals related to agriculture and the bringing of water.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. se51-008

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: For bibliographical references see document 12:Aveni (1990, References cited…)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1980-1984

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeoastronomer-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2013

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 2200-1500 BP (200 BC-AD 500)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) "Pampa" (Nazca Lines), El Ingenio and Nazca districts, Nazca, Ica, Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Nazca culture//Social structure--Peru--History//Nazca Lines Site (Peru)


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