Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pres. Dave Johnson speaking at Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, Waverly, NY

Nazca Plain Drawings of Peru

"Nazca Plain Drawings of Peru" will be presented by David Johnson of the NYSAA during a Andaste Chapter of PA Archaeology meetingat the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) on Saturday, October 9th, from 2pm – 3pm. The Nazca drawings are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert of Peru. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometres (50 mi) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nazca drawings were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks or orcas, llamas, and lizards. Johnson has spent many years researching these drawing and will present his insights in his presentation.

Admission to the presentation and the SRAC exhibit hall is free during this event.SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street, Waverly NY.
Susquehanna River Archaeological Center
7 Weaver Rd
WaverlyNY 14892

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