The Nazca people made these images– constituting such personalities like a whale, a hummingbird, and an astronaut- esque individual –nearly 2,000 years ago. The etchings may have functioned as a enormous astronom- ical calendar or offered tribute to the gods, even though their real pur- pose still habituated historians. While some guess alien interference, the procedures the Nazca used likely are not so farfetched.
One theory maintains that artists first painted these designs . They could sketch an image, then scale this up proportionally with some type of grid , as to- day’s architects perform with patterns. They would use rope and sticks to map the traces across the desert.
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To make direct lines, then the Nazca people would pull a cord taut between two stakes, then hammering the paths by scratching away dark rock to reveal a lighter layer beneath. They created spirals by linking a cable to a central place and walking around in circles.
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Winds and rain may easily turn back the desert into a sterile rus- place canvas. That is why the Nazca piled up oxidized stones on the sides of their markings; the rocks are heavy enough to withstand gusts and the region’s scant rain, shielding the lines inside.
4/Viewing But the Nazca didn’t need anachro- nistic (or alien) flying machines to see their creations: They are visible from nearby mountain peaks.