The Ancient Nasca World

New Insights from Science and Archaeology

  • Rosa Lasaponara
  • Nicola Masini
  • Giuseppe Orefici

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Giuseppe Orefici, Nicola Masini, Rosa Lasaponara
    Pages 1-20
  3. Giuseppe Orefici, Josué Lancho Rojas
    Pages 21-45
  4. Marco Delle Rose
    Pages 47-64
  5. Giuseppe Orefici
    Pages 65-86
  6. Luigi Piacenza
    Pages 101-119
  7. Giuseppe Orefici
    Pages 121-161
  8. Giuseppe Orefici
    Pages 163-180
  9. Giuseppe Orefici
    Pages 197-215
  10. Nicola Masini, Giuseppe Orefici, Josué Lancho Rojas
    Pages 217-238
  11. Nicola Masini, Giuseppe Orefici, Maria Danese, Antonio Pecci, Manuela Scavone, Rosa Lasaponara
    Pages 239-278
  12. Rosa Lasaponara, Josué Lancho Rojas, Nicola Masini
    Pages 279-327
  13. Giuseppe Orefici
    Pages 343-362
  14. Giuseppe Orefici
    Pages 363-374
  15. Anna Gruszczyńska-Ziółkowska
    Pages 375-396
  16. Nicola Masini, Enzo Rizzo, Luigi Capozzoli, Giovanni Leucci, Antonio Pecci, Gerardo Romano et al.
    Pages 469-527
  17. Francesca Cigna, Deodato Tapete
    Pages 529-542
  18. Rosa Lasaponara, Gabriele Nolè, Enzo Rizzo, Luigi Capozzoli, Gerardo Romano, Maria Danese et al.
    Pages 543-580
  19. Gabriele Bitelli, Emanuele Mandanici
    Pages 581-591
  20. Lighea Pappalardo, Nicola Masini, Francesca Rizzo, Francesco Paolo Romano
    Pages 593-603
  21. Nicola Masini, Maria Danese, Antonio Pecci, Manuela Scavone, Rosa Lasaponara
    Pages 635-656
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 657-670

About this book


This book presents outstanding chapter contributions on the Nasca culture in a variety of artistic expressions such as architecture, geoglyphs, ceramics, music, and textiles.

The approach, based on the integration of science with archaeology and anthropology, sheds new light on the Nasca civilization. In particular the multidisciplinary character of the contributions and earth observation technologies provide new information on geoglyphs, the monumental ceremonial architecture of Cahuachi, and the adaptation strategies in the Nasca desert by means of sophisticated and effective aqueduct systems. Finally, archaeological looting and vandalism are covered.

This book will be of interest to students, archaeologists, historians, scholars of Andean civilizations, scientists in physical anthropology, remote sensing, geophysics, and cultural heritage management.


Nasca Culture and Remote Sensing Nasca Lines and Remote Sensing Anthropology and Nasca Culture Archaeology and Nasca Culture Nasca Aqueducts and Remote Sensing Nasca Art and Remote Sensing Cahuachi and Nasca Culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosa Lasaponara
    • 1
  • Nicola Masini
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Orefici
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research Council (CNR)Institute of Archaeological and Monumental Heritage (IBAM)PotenzaItaly
  2. 2.National Research Council (CNR)Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA)PotenzaItaly
  3. 3.Centro Italiano Studi e Ricerche Archeologiche Precolombiane (CISRAP)BresciaItaly

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