Fresh Look at Mysterious Nasca Lines in Peru

Using a taxonomic approach, scientists have re-identified the huge birds drawn on the desert plains of Peru as hermits or pelicans.

Study jointly conducted by the Hokkaido University Museum, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology and Yamagata University

SAPPORO, Japan, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A scientific approach has been used to re-identify huge birds etched into the desert plains of southern Peru around 2,000 years ago. The birds appear to be exotic to the region and further studies could help explain their significance. The study is published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. Read more

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  • Pelecanus
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  • Department of Ica
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