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Scientists claim new geoglyph find in Nazca, Peru

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:12 PM
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Scientists claim new geoglyph find in Nazca, Peru




Two scientists from Yamagata University in Japan reported finding two new geoglyphs in southern Peru’s Nazca province, Andina reported.

The new geoglyphs depict a human head and an animal figure that the researchers have yet to identify, state news agency Andina reported. According to the archaeology faculty chief at Yamagata, Yoichi Watanabe, the drawing of the human head is 4.2 meters long and 3.1 m wide. The geoglyphs have most probably not been identified in aerial surveys before because of their small size, Watanabe said.


An Italian scientist had also reported finding as-yet unknown geoglyphs but hers were much harder to discern. These look like something after all...

"The research team, headed by Masato Sakai, also found close to a hundred other geoglyphs in 2006, lines and triangles carved into the desert."




posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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...fascinating area... wish the pic was a little clearer but its still cool...


...i'm waiting for the day when undeniable proof is found that the first civilizations were in peru (or, at the very least, in the americas) and that all of humankind migrated from here... wouldnt that be a great kick in the pants to all the snooty poots?...



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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It is to bad they didn't take a panoramic photo of the area. It is really easy to matrix with a photo taken with such terrain involved. Would have liked to be able to see some horizon or at least from a distance for comparison..
"Was the 'Animal' they mentioned have it's own photo or was it suppose to be included in the photo supplied?"



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:58 PM
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Good post however for some reason I am "forbidden" to see the link you put up, could you possibly put a different link up and also post the picture of the "animal'?



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:30 AM
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I found a working link, but can't find a picture of the "animal".

www.peruviantimes.com...



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:44 AM
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I get this when trying to read the source

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You don't have permission to access /news-13904-environmentnature-scientists-claim-new-geoglyph-find-nazca-peru on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Not sure whats up but ATS is acting funny all day, images not showing up correctly.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 01:03 AM
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The problem appears to be with their server, let's see if they get it fixed soon.

The article is fairly brief, if it's alright I'll quote the whole thing:


Are these new Nasca geoglyphs? Japanese archeologists say yes. (Photo: Yamagata University)

Two scientists from Yamagata University in Japan reported finding two new geoglyphs in southern Peru’s Nazca province, Andina reported.

The new geoglyphs depict a human head and an animal figure that the researchers have yet to identify, state news agency Andina reported. According to the archaeology faculty chief at Yamagata, Yoichi Watanabe, the drawing of the human head is 4.2 meters long and 3.1 m wide. The geoglyphs have most probably not been identified in aerial surveys before because of their small size, Watanabe said.

The researchers are continuing with their work and will submit a final report to Peru’s Culture Ministry outlining the findings, Ica department’s regional director of culture, Americo Baiocchi, said.

“They are still in the [research] phase. What they have reported is likely an advance that they have sent to the university,” Baiocchi said. “They still need to determine the period that the geoglyphs belong to.” The research team, headed by Masato Sakai, also found close to a hundred other geoglyphs in 2006, lines and triangles carved into the desert.

The geoglyphs are located close to the Nazca Lines, one of Peru’s most popular attractions where tourist planes routinely fly over the ancient geoglyphs of monkeys, hummingbirds and spiders. The Lines are a UNESCO world heritage, created between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500, and are among the world’s greatest archaeological enigmas.

SOURCE: www.livinginperu.com...


The image is at:
filer.livinginperu.com...



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 09:56 AM
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That's him officer!
That's the one who probed me....


All joking aside good find. I Googled earth the location a few times. There are all sorts of interesting patterns and designs. I think as time goes on there will be more discoveries. The question then becomes how old are they really and who really created them in the first place.

S & F

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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 10:17 AM
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That photo of a face
is not an example of Nazca art.
The face shown above has shading
which gives depth to the face, but the Nazca
absolutely did not use shading.

In Nazca glyphs they used a pure outline, with zero shading, and in many
cases (like the monkey, and spider) even the eyes are absent.



In this picture,
(one of the few with eyes)
we can see a clear contrast between
the simplistic outline format, and the absence of any shading or depth.




Even in their pottery
where color is used to enhance the realism
one can still clearly see the prevalance of the outline
as defining the character of the image,
and again zero depth or shading.


David Grouchy



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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Well unless of course they were not created by the same people. The image in question seems to be much older IMO. Could an older civilization which "Used "Shading" have created it/them?



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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I've adjusted the shadows and highlights for a better image.


Inverted.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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I don't really see it as "shading", more than likely just a shadow from the sun as it may have been photographed early morning or late afternoon. It is after all an early tentative report and not a conclusive find.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:25 PM
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Hmmm.
I'm a "huge fan" of the Nazca lines and the remainings of the great civilization that lived in our America.

This could be an interesting find. Although i'm still unsure about the validity of the claim. The picture provided is really vague, could be a case of Pareidolia (sp?).
I'm still in the fence, though, I'll wait 'till we get better pictures...
Flagged.

Drakus.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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Here more photos & links brother :

www.rpp.com.pe...

www.lanacion.com.ar...

blog.neuronaltraining.net...

axxon.com.ar...



Spanish to English translation
TOKYO .- A group of Japanese researchers announced they had discovered hundreds of new glyphs (channels) and lines in the valley of Nazca, the mysterious archaeological site located in Peru.

"We had confirmation of this by analyzing satellite photos and visiting in March, "said Masato Sakai, assistant professor at Yamagata University.

Many of the new figures were discovered in the south of the Nazca plain, far from the most frequented by tourists, where hundreds of lines and enigmatic images were discovered in the past.

Most of the new figures are simple straight lines, but some have hitherto unknown forms, Sakai said.

Satellite photos. The team leader and associate professor at the university, Masato Sakai, explained that after detecting the new graphics in U.S. commercial satellite photos confirmed its existence on the ground earlier this year.

Some of the geoglyphs, which were partially deleted by the wheels of trucks that cross the region, they have straight lines and triangular like those that decorate the pottery of the south of the area and are thought to evoke the good harvests.

According to Kyodo news agency, the Andean archeology specialist at the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Yuji Seki, said the new geoglyphs expand existing knowledge about the philosophy of the people is born.

Universal Heritage. Situated 400 km south of Lima, the "geoglyphs" Nazca, considered World Heritage by UNESCO since 1994, occupying about 450 km2.

These lines and drawings, drawn on the ground between 500 BC and 500 years after Christ, is one of the greatest mysteries of archeology. Is generally considered to have played a ritual function linked to astronomy.

Agency EFE and AFP

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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by Trueman
Here more photos & links brother :


edit on 21-1-2011 by Trueman because: (no reason given)

Cool!
*starts shuffling through the articles *



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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At first this looks like a face of some creature... but it's actually very symmetrical. Three circles equally placed around a point, inside a seemingly perfect circle.

Strange...



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by drakus

Originally posted by Trueman
Here more photos & links brother :


edit on 21-1-2011 by Trueman because: (no reason given)

Cool!
*starts shuffling through the articles *


I also sent an email to a few of my friends in Peru, asking for any video if exist. Promise to update asap.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Other related NAZCA discoveries....

The Nazca Lines




posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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Incredible images.. really fascinating.. love this new image of the face.. reminds of that painting called 'the scream'..

Slayer, I'm sure you've seen many a line in the lower picture you've posted, but just in case anyone can't see them I've drawn over a few.. and i am wondering if this is a star map or Earth/moon plotter. Maybe even a solar system guide with possibly a path of a comet/planet plotted into the equation.. there seems to be so much more going on in this image than first meets the eye.. I'm assuming this has possibly been looked at in great detail here on ATS before..but you never know


Totally astonishing.. Anyone good at working these dimensions out?



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:57 PM
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I was actually holding this next image in reserve.



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