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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Possible geoglyphs spotted in Peru

Possible geoglyphs spotted in Peru, by Rossella Lorenzi.
A huge network of earthworks, or geoglyphs, is visible in satellite imagery of a large area around Titicaca Lake, a researcher claims. http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/geoglyph-peru-andean.html

  Was this a planned symbol? Yes, says scientist Amelia Carolina Sparavigna.

"An Italian researcher may have discovered a huge network of earthworks representing birds, snakes and other animals in Peru, according to a study published on the Cornell University physics website arXiv.
Amelia Carolina Sparavigna, assistant professor at the department of physics of Turin's Polytechnic University, used Google satellite maps and AstroFracTool, an astronomical image-processing program which she developed, to investigate over 463 square miles of land around Peru's Titicaca Lake "