The Ancient Nasca World

New Insights from Science and Archaeology

Editors: Lasaponara, Rosa, Masini, Nicola, Orefici, Giuseppe (Eds.)

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  • Includes outstanding articles on the Nasca culture from scientific, archeological, and anthropologic perspectives
  • Presents the latest insights and interpretations of the Nasca lines and geoglyphs
  • Offers a bird’s-eye view of the Nazca civilization, presenting settlement patterns, environmental adaptation strategies, and site discovery
  • Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic title for 2017
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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.

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2017

“This important book is a massive English summary of the work re-creating 10,000 years of human habitation of the Nasca area … . This volume must be on the shelves of every archaeologist working in Peru and in every research library covering the origins of pre-Columbian civilizations in the Americas. Each chapter is illustrated with polychrome photos and supported by its own bibliography. Summing Up: Essential. All academic levels/libraries.” (D. L. Browman, Choice, Vol. 54 (12), August, 2017)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47052-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47050-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83649-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ancient Nasca World
Book Subtitle
New Insights from Science and Archaeology
Editors
  • Rosa Lasaponara
  • Nicola Masini
  • Giuseppe Orefici
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47052-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47052-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47050-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83649-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 670
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations, 286 illustrations in colour
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