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New light on the Nazca Lines
PhysOrg ^ | 12-9-2012

Posted on 12/12/2012 5:34:41 AM PST by Renfield

The first findings of the most detailed study yet by two British archaeologists into the Nazca Lines – enigmatic drawings created between 2,100 and 1,300 years ago in the Peruvian desert – have been published in the latest issue of the journal Antiquity.

As part of a five-year investigation, Dr Nicholas Saunders of the University of Bristol's Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and Professor Clive Ruggles of the University of Leicester walked 1,500 km of desert in southern Peru, tracing the lines and geometric figures created by the Nasca people between 100 BC and AD 700.

The confusing palimpsest of desert drawings has attracted a host of theories purporting to explain them ever since they were discovered during the 1920s – notably the bizarre ideas of Erich Von Daniken who supposed they were made by visiting extra-terrestrials.

Dr Saunders and Professor Ruggles combined the experience and knowledge gained by walking the lines, studying the layers of superimposed designs, photographing the associated pottery and using satellite digital mapping into the most detailed such study to date....

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; nazca; peru

Hey, SC...Every time I try to use the FreepMail feature lately, I get an error message telling me that my account is too new to use that feature...even though I've been a member since 2004 and have made something like 1000 posts. Any idea what's going on?

1 posted on 12/12/2012 5:34:44 AM PST by Renfield
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To: Renfield

If you get an error message with your mail, you might want to ping JimRob or an Admin Mod.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 5:40:18 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Renfield

Love the article. It says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 5:47:56 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Renfield

Are you logged in?


4 posted on 12/12/2012 5:50:20 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: TheRhinelander

So.... where’s the “light”?


5 posted on 12/12/2012 5:51:57 AM PST by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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To: TheRhinelander
Love the article. It says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

It's the aliens, man! They mess with your hair, then they get into your brain!


6 posted on 12/12/2012 5:54:09 AM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: Renfield

Good to read that my theory on the lines remains intact.
This happened on location.
‘Why do you think they made the lines?’
Because......they could!
Childish maybe ,but it got a laugh.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 5:57:01 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Renfield

I know what that is!! It’s Mother Earth’s Women Parts, I betcha!


8 posted on 12/12/2012 5:59:54 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Renfield

They were for the ETs.


9 posted on 12/12/2012 6:22:20 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: TheRhinelander
Love the article.

I loved this comment under the story

And their result rejects your idea that these things were seen from above. Today people make similar patterns in vegetation fields by using ropes.

Uhhh, you mean those people are making crop circles that arent meant to be seen from above?

10 posted on 12/12/2012 6:23:35 AM PST by SwankyC
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To: COBOL2Java

11 posted on 12/12/2012 6:33:50 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: Renfield

Oh my...the author used BC and AD instead of the PC versions, BCE and CE.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 6:43:52 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Safetgiver
I know what that is!! It’s Mother Earth’s Women Parts, I betcha!

And they voted for Obama!

13 posted on 12/12/2012 7:19:46 AM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: Renfield

Your still on probation until you have been here at least ten years.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 7:22:08 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: Renfield
As part of a five-year investigation,...

What can I say?

15 posted on 12/12/2012 9:35:37 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: TheRhinelander

The article has a link to the source article in the U.K., where you find a)you are not a subscriber and so b)only by paying the U.S. equivalent of 15 British Pounds can you download the full scholastic article (as a PDF) - where maybe there are more details.

It will likely be some time before any of the additional details are reported in “free” media content.


16 posted on 12/12/2012 11:04:00 AM PST by Wuli
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To: COBOL2Java
So if something quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, it's a frog?

Some people offer idea's / Hypothesis that it's alien, and offer some proof to support their idea's / Hypothesis, they are to be thought of as idiot's???????

Well then as such a learn-ed person, just how did they make those multi-ton rocks/ stones, in Peru, that are so straight / flat, that when one puts a machinist square next to / on the surface, it's so straight / flat that "LIGHT" does not shine through in between the machinist square and the stone. this requires something along the lines (pun intended, as in Peru, & Nazca Lines) of 0.0005" inch tolerance. That's less then the thickness of a human hair. (The diameter of a human hair is considered to be 0.001 inches)

I know, it's luck. Yea and a frog has a water tight butt, as long as it does not swim backwards. RIGHT??

Not meant to flame, but at least come to the table with more than a childishness attitude.

17 posted on 12/12/2012 1:01:44 PM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: Renfield

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


18 posted on 12/15/2012 9:54:10 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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