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Mysteries of the Nazca Lines

Theories are created from a few known facts and a boat load of presumption, supposition, and assumption about a particular subject. Sometimes theories prove useful and even to pan out.

Yet, when we hear the word theory our antennas should go up. We need to be careful to fact check rather than heed those trying to prove their theories with high sounding but unfounded speculation as their proof.

Science is supposed to be fact based, but today we see infighting among researchers wanting to make a name for themselves and outright deception from those who want to gain power over people groups. Attacks on valid science stun, leaving tenable researchers shaking their heads.

So, what does all this have to do with an obscure Peruvian geographical location? Nazcas created a massive geoglyphic site, leaving us something to remember them by.

The problem is that at this point the geoglyphs only add questions to what little we do know about these people. Theories abound but It’s not difficult to see that the site reflects at least some aspects of their religious practice.

However, there are extremely valid reasons not to believe Nazcas were in contact with aliens. Listening to some of the convincingly presented theories tends to aggravate anyone looking for principled scientific proofs on such matters.

This quiz, though, dismisses the theories. It is designed to check our actual knowledge about these people and their geoglyphics. Have fun and let us know what you learned in the comments below.

  • The Nazcas were indigenous to…

    • Palestine.
    • Paraguay.
    • Peru.
  • The Nazca lines are how long?

    • 98 feet.
    • 110 feet.
    • 153 feet.
  • The Nazca lines are approximately how old?

    • 2,000 years.
    • 7,000 years.
    • Greenpeace activists.
  • Relatively safe in their environment in the pampas the Nazca geoglyphs were permanently damaged by which group before being protected by Unesco?

    • Government militants.
    • Greenpeace activists.
    • Peruvian contractors.
  • This geoglyphic site continues to be studied by archeological researchers from…

    • Japan’s Sakai team.
    • Peru’s government excavators.
    • Spain’s Smithsonian team.
  • Nazca technologies included developing new techniques for which of the following?

    • Pottery/Weaving.
    • Agriculture/Military.
    • All of above.
  • All theories about the Nazca culture and execution of their geoglyphs point to the fact that they…

    • Were highly creative and well organized.
    • Were fearful according to their superstitions.
    • All of the above.
  • One Nazca geoglyth represents

    • a hummingbird
    • a cat’s paw
    • a spaceship

What do you think?

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    • Thanks for checking out this quiz and letting us know it was interesting to you. The answer to your question is both simple and complicated. Short-sighted ignorance is the simple answer to the Greenpeace damage (which is well documented and commented on), but there is no excuse for it. They have a record of this type of behavior, actually, so it seems they refuse to learn from the consequences of their methods. For instance, justifying vandalism because they only want to focus on their immediate cause actually hurts their cause. Tunnel vision is always a detriment to solving problems because it blocks out sight of related issues. Greenpeace wanted to make a statement so they decided to tromp over this famous area without considering the ramifications of their strategies. The media who followed them there and then refused to highlight the damage done are just as responsible, but Greenpeace initiated the incident’s damaging impact. Thanks again for checking out this post.

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