Skip to comments.Wari geoglyph found in southern Peru
Posted on 08/02/2014 9:09:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists undertaking investigations in the Peruvian region of Arequipa discovered a large geoglyph last December.
According to Peru21, the geoglyph is approximately 60 meters by 40 meters and is located in the province of Caylloma.
Peru21 reports that the initial archaeological investigations were performed at the request of the Consorcio Angostura Siguas, an agroindustrial company that is executing an irrigation project in the area. Consorcio Angostura Siguas would have ordered the investigation in order to receive a certificate from the Ministry of Culture stating that there were no archaeological sites in the area, allowing them to continue with their irrigation project.
Experts say that the geoglyph was created by members of the Wari culture in 1200 or 1300 AD. The geoglyph has been dubbed Gross Munsa, and is the only known geoglyph in Arequipa.
Peru21 reports that excavators also found other objects that they hope will help to shed some light on Wari culture and practices.
(Excerpt) Read more at peruthisweek.com ...
It always intrigues me to wonder WHY people who had much better things to do (like finding FOOD and WATER) spent time doing things like this.
It had to be extremely important to them for some reason.
Reminds me of the ‘plans’ for the Tent Tabernacle ...
Spirituality most likely. I know the natives around Nazca say their ancestors walked the lines performing rituals at certain points as a means of worship.
Pretty much every big thing ancient people did was related to spirituality, the afterlife, or astrology.
Looking out the window here I see acres of soybean plants.
They’re not ready for harvest.
Agriculture is the bedrock of civilization, as it makes it possible to have a year-round food supply that is more nutritious and less time-consuming. Keeping who owns what straight led to surveying, and recordkeeping, and writing.
These large, basically useless displays of construction are diagnostic of settled agriculture.
And yes, I would prefer to be looking at acres of corn.
Millenia from now, people will pick up old copies of TV guide featuring Love Boat, Three's Company and Fantasy Island, and ask the very same question...
Religion is part of what defines human. We’re hard wired for it. Look at the atheists’ inability to keep their non belief to themselves but rather join together in their own version of a cult.
Yes. I noticed that too.
Andy Wari-hol work? From beyond.. :-!
Better go back as far as possible, and check satellite photos, to see if it was there several years ago. Heck of a lot more creative than planting some ferrets or jumping mice, if it wasn't.
Don’t you just put a marble on it and tilt the thing until you get the marble in the hole?
It was crucially important to them. They worshipped the high Andes mountains which they saw as the source for the one thing that meant life or death to them: water. Glyphs were created to be seen by the mountain gods, not space aliens. It was the desperate need for agricultural water that caused them to sacrifice their most precious assets, their children, in high mountain burial ceremonies in attempts to appease the water gods.
About your pointless reply? No one except you.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.