Have we found out how the Nazca Lines were made?

A classic of classics, both of art, human culture and mysteries. These huge drawings have been named a thousand times as the work of aliens and even guided Indiana Jones in his search for the crystal skulls.

Nazca Lines © Wikimedia Commons CC 00

These lines were discovered in 1930. They have been drawn by the Nazca culture and are composed of several hundred figures that range from designs as simple as lines to complex zoomorphic, phytomorphic and geometric figures that appear on the earth’s surface.

How did a group of Indians manage to make such drawings without technology? According to some, the aliens helped them, no doubt! While according to others, of course not, they are nothing but the brilliant creations of our ancestors.

A gigantic spider drawn on the ground of Nazca © Pixabay CC-00

Some theories tried to explain it by believing that the Nazca made a kind of rudimentary hot air balloon, from which they could rise and direct the “cartoonists” to make the figures. Of course, for this they should have screamed until their throats were ripped, unless they had developed some rudimentary walkie talkies.

But what about those wooden sticks―that several stakes which were found driven into the ground of Nazca? These things are usually overlooked when reporting this area.

According to some pioneering minds in this field, using ropes, the natives were tracing the figures, in a kind of principle of what is used today to make digital graphics with vectors. It is pure and simple mathematics.

To prove it, Dr. Joe Nickell, of the University of Kentucky, made a gigantic spider in the style of the Nazca, using materials that the natives could have found at that time. And he achieved it? Safely! And in just a couple of hours.

Here’s what Joe Nickell, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky, 1987), the Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), drew with wooden sticks. © Joe Nickell

Is this the way that we are finding for decades? It really could be. However, it is still unclear to us that, in the distant past, why our ancestors wanted to create such kinds of gigantic geo-arts all over the world.

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