143 New Geoglyphs on the Nasca Lines

New geoglyphs on the Nazca Lines were found thanks to the artificial intelligence technologies helped discover these new figures of humans, plants and animals.

What other mysteries hide the sands of the Pampa de Nasca? This time, a team from the University of Yamagata discovered 143 new geoglyphs in the Nasca and Pampas de Jumana Lines, as well as in nearby areas, representing living beings and other objects.

According to the research of the University of Japan, this discovery was made thanks to the studies that the specialists carried out between 2016 and 2018.

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Most of the geoglyphs were discovered to the west of the area and their age is between 100 BC. and 300 AC.

For the study of the ancestral images, the team of the University of Yamagata had the collaboration of the company IBM Japan. Thus, they managed to identify a geoglyph in the form of a human figure with three decorative elements on its head.

For specialists, it is the first case in which artificial intelligence technologies helped discover new geoglyphs.

An academic agreement regarding research on the Nasca Lines states that artificial intelligence technology at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in the USA. UU. help the Yamagata research team to better understand the distribution of the Nasca Lines.

Thus, the researchers also intend to prepare a location map based on the results of their fieldwork.

By understanding the Nasca Lines as a whole, they seek to accelerate research and, thus, raise public awareness of the need to protect the World Heritage Site.

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