The Nazca lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. Their purpose remains unknown. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, & lizards. The lines are shallow designs made in the ground by removing the reddish pebbles & uncovering the whitish/grayish ground beneath. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. #mytumblr
nazca lines | nazca lines monkey I then thought: "I can read the geoglyphs, and they will lead me to the aquifers." Reversing my research pattern, I followed the geoglyphs to the aquifers, instead of following the aquifers to determine if they were identified by geoglyphs. Each time geoglyphs clearly identified the aquifers —in some cases, where one would least expect to find them.