Aveni, Anthony F.
Appendix I: An analysis of the Cantalloc spiral
Published in: The lines of Nazca, edited by Anthony Aveni
The lines of Nazca, edited by Anthony Aveni
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1990.307-312 p.: ill.
By line: A. F. Aveni
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Recording and collecting in the field (126);
Visual arts (5311);
Sacred objects and places (778);
The author examined and mapped the Cantalloc spiral, one of the Nazca line
figures, to suggest a possible method of construction. The spiral appears created to fit
within the landform. If meant to be walked as a labyrinthine, it would have been
difficult to determine where to enter and exit, or to even remain on path, in part
because of an overlying triangular figure.
Document ID: se51-013
For bibliographical references see document 12:Aveni (1990,
Sarah Berry; 2013
2000-1200 BP (AD 1-800)
Cantalloc spiral, Nazca district, Nazca, Ica, Peru
Nazca culture//Social structure--Peru--History//Nazca Lines Site (Peru)