Perspectives in the Pampa: ancient american huge ground drawings in Peru's desert

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Figural geoglyphs
Apart from older drawings on slopes, it did not matter so much to the producer of the geoglyphs that they could be overviewed quite completely. Many of the stylized animal drawings consist only of a single line and are often combined with other geoglyphs. Animals which didn’t live in this region were also portrayed.
The anthropomorph figures with nimbus resp. hat are counted among the oldest geoglyphs of the region.
Stylized anthropomorph figures in archaic ’Paracas’ technique on a sloop, recently damaged
Archaic human figure (37 m) near Palpa, later covered by a sort of fan drawing
The famous ’owl man’, also misinterpreted as astronaut (32 m)
Animal shaped geoglyph
One of the finest animal drawings, a bird 140 m long, which is suggested to be a condor.
A bird 300 m long with denoted craw, interpretated as a gannet or booby
Illustration of the whale (62 m) – which shows that people went to the sea, too.
The ’tree’ (76 m), above the shadow of the ca. 14 m high look-out tower
The tree seen from the look-out: even from here hardly to overlook entirely.
This four legged animal (52 m) is suggested to be a dog.
The monkey (90 m, ê) is made of one single line like many figural geoglyphs. Monkeys, also picted on Nazca ceramics, lived hundreds of kilometres farther to the east in the Andes rainforests.
A bird, seen as a colibri and 95 m long, near the northern slope of the Pampa of Jumana
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