New Nasca lines discovered in Peru
Thanks to the latest advances in space archaeology and aerial drone surveys, archaeologists have discovered 50 new examples of Nasca and Paracas lines in Peru.
The two cultures coexisted for one or more generations, both on the Paracas Peninsula and in the nearby Ica Valley, and their interaction played a key role in the development of the Nasca culture and ceramic and textile traditions.
It is thought, however, that these new examples are earlier than those previously found. Peruvian Ministry of Culture archaeologist Johny Isla, said “This means that it is a tradition of over a thousand years that precedes the famous geoglyphs of the Nasca culture, which opens the door to new hypotheses about its function and meaning,”