Beginning 2,000 years ago, a southern Peruvian culture thrived for several centuries in one of the driest environments on the planet. Their achievements included the impressive ceremonial center of Cahuachi; the creation of enormous works of art, known as geoglyphs, on the desert surface; hundreds of miles of pathways or ‘Nasca Lines’ that connect these designs; and underground aqueducts expertly engineered to carry water from their sources to the inhabited regions. How did they manage to accomplish this? What was the purpose of these massive works of art? What ultimately happened to the Nasca people?
Join us for History Seminar on Wednesday, April 11 from 1:30 – 2:39 p.m. as Lonnie Somer answers these and other questions that you didn’t know you had about the Nasca.
Presenter: Lonnie Somer, Faculty, Anthropology
Location: Building 3, Room 102