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

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Geoglyphs all over the world
Deviating from the smaller rock carvings (petroglyphs), the bigger ground drawings (geoglyphs) were made visible mostly by clearing, more rarely by heaping e. g. of stones. In deserts they can be conserved for thousands of years.
Recently discovered north of Lima, Peru: some smaller geometrical geoglyphs of unknown age
The ’giant’ in Chile’s Atacama desert (70 m)
An anthropomorphic geoglyph (30 m) near Blythe, California, USA, of unknown Indian age
Huge spirals of unknown age from Pine Gap, middle Australia – discovered on online satellite images
Recently rediscoverd lineal and geometrical geoglyphs in the semi-desert of Utah, USA. These polymorph lines are not dated, but probably of modern age.
Making the giant of Cerne Abbas in southern England (60 m) the chalk ground was uncovered and kept clear, similar to the other English geoglyphs. Possibly it is still of prehistoric age.
The Cherhill horse (England, 42 m) is said to be no more than 200 years old.
The Uffington Horse (England, 107 m) is supposed to be already from iron age.
We thank numerous internet users for the use of their photos, furthermore Dr. M. Reindel, M. Sauerbier, Prof. Dr. B. Teichert and Christiane Richter for materials, hints and photos. Elmar Drews revised this translation. Special thanks are given to Dr. Karsten Lambers, Konstanz, for his selfless help and detailed corrections.

Photo Ruricando / Panoramio
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Photo from paraglider:Greg Bishop
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Photo Marco Ferrari / Panoramio
Drawing I. u. P. Brüx from Drößler, Kulturen aus der Vogelschau
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