Aveni, Anthony F.. Appendix II: A walk across the pampa

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Title: Appendix II: A walk across the pampa

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

Published By: The lines of Nazca, edited by Anthony Aveni Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1990.313-328 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); Topography and geology (133); Visual arts (5311); Sacred objects and places (778); Ethnogeography (823);

Abstract: The author describes some of the more conspicuous Nazca line centers on the plain: one from the base of the Andean foothills, another from the middle of the plains, a third near a riverbank, and others near the town of Nazca. All are joined by connectors. Geographical aspects, the numbers of lines converging on the centers, appearances of the lines, and where they terminate are all covered. There is an explanation of field methods, and the relative advantages of walking the lines verses using aerial photographs are discussed.

Document Number: 14

Document ID: se51-014

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

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

Field Date: 1981-1984

Evaluation: Archaeoastronomer-4, 5

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2013

Coverage Date: 2200-524 BP (200 BC-AD 1476)

Coverage Place: "Pampa" (Nazca Lines), El Ingenio and Nazca districts, Nazca, Ica, Peru

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


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