The Ancient Nasca World - New Insights from Science and Archaeology
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This book presents outstanding chapter contributions on the Nasca culture in a variety of artistic expressions such as architecture, geoglyphs, ceramics, music, and textiles.
The approach, based on the integration of science with archaeology and anthropology, sheds new light on the Nasca civilization. In particular the multidisciplinary character of the contributions and earth observation technologies provide new information on geoglyphs, the monumental ceremonial architecture of Cahuachi, and the adaptation strategies in the Nasca desert by means of sophisticated and effective aqueduct systems. Finally, archaeological looting and vandalism are covered.
This book will be of interest to students, archaeologists, historians, scholars of Andean civilizations, scientists in physical anthropology, remote sensing, geophysics, and cultural heritage management.
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Includes outstanding articles on the Nasca culture from scientific, archeological, and anthropologic perspectives
Presents the latest insights and interpretations of the Nasca lines and geoglyphs
Offers a bird’s-eye view of the Nazca civilization, presenting settlement patterns, environmental adaptation strategies, and site discovery
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic title for 2017
"This important book is a massive English summary of the work re-creating 10,000 years of human habitation of the Nasca area ... . This volume must be on the shelves of every archaeologist working in Peru and in every research library covering the origins of pre-Columbian civilizations in the Americas. Each chapter is illustrated with polychrome photos and supported by its own bibliography. Summing Up: Essential. All academic levels/libraries." (D. L. Browman, Choice, Vol. 54 (12), August, 2017)