Aveni, Anthony F.. Appendix I: An analysis of the Cantalloc spiral

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Title: Appendix I: An analysis of the Cantalloc spiral

Published in: The lines of Nazca, edited by Anthony Aveni

Published By: The lines of Nazca, edited by Anthony Aveni Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1990.307-312 p.: ill.

By line: A. F. Aveni

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2015.

Culture: Nazca (SE51)

Subjects: Recording and collecting in the field (126); Visual arts (5311); Sacred objects and places (778);

Abstract: 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 Number: 13

Document ID: se51-013

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

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

Field Date: 1981

Evaluation: Archaeoastronomer-4, 5

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2013

Coverage Date: 2000-1200 BP (AD 1-800)

Coverage Place: Cantalloc spiral, Nazca district, Nazca, Ica, Peru

LCSH: Nazca culture//Social structure--Peru--History//Nazca Lines Site (Peru)


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