Nazca plain geoglyphs speak structural grammar

Main group of Nazca geoglyphs (after National Geographic. Stoneprint labels and axial grid by Edmond Furter). Straight lines were removed for clarity. North is left.

Hundreds of criss-crossing trapezium lines form a kind of ‘forest’ over the core area of the Nazca geoglyphs. The character figures are in continuous-line format, indicating a well-developed style, perhaps based on textile weaving crafts, or to enable processions. Their ecological themes speak of climate change. The sequence of arche types in the Nazca core area is:

1 Taurus as spiral A (48% twisting)
2 Taurus as spiral B (48% twisting), due west of the axial centre
3c Cista Mystica as ? and ?, directly between 2 and 3, off the grid as usual
3 Aries as ? near small trapezoids (3 Aries Triangulum is often a knife)
4 Pisces as ? near an orca whale (sometimes a fish, or decan Pisces Cetus, Whale. None of these figures are to any astronomical scale or orientation, and thus archetypal
4p Galactic South Pole on the end of a distinct set of parallel lines, aligned to a distinct small rectangle (50% limb joint)
5 Aquarius20 as an alga sea bird, long, and large (24% large)
5 Aquarius21 as a condor (44% varicoloured), spread-eagled (31% hyperactive), large (24% large). To its south, on a hill among water flow lines, lies the halved man, with a tailcoat head (see the photo in the previous section)
6 Capricornus as a spider, long rear leg, near the centre (48% ingress/egress)
7 Sagittarius as a small cluster of lines, perhaps looped (25% bag, often with a rope); also the spider’s ball and thread (25% bag, often with a rope)
8 Scorpius as a head outline over a pair of large hands (31% strength feat, decan Ophiuchus), adjacent to a tree (often with a pillar); also a large flower on a thick stem (often with a pillar)
9 Scorpius as a lizard (more typical of type 10), arms forward (34% bent forward)
10 Libra as iguana, stiff-legged (as staffs or pillars, more typical of type 9)
11 Virgo as spiral D; and a frigate bird (off the image frame) carrying a large bag or womb (87% womb, like the stork of Western myth)
11p Galactic Pole aligned with a heron beak (68% limb joint)
12 Leo as bee or insect?
13 Leo as spiral C
14 Cancer as ? near the centre (45% ingress /egress)
15 Gemini Ursa Minor as a pelican?, diving, with a large dewlap (21% bag).

Galactic polar markers are outside the irregular equator of types, an unusual feature. There is no horizontal axis, since the figures are all differently oriented. The celestial poles may lie north-south of the axial centre, placing summer in Leo-Cancer, thus spring and the cultural inspiration in Age Taurus-Aries, about BC 1500, long before the work as usual.

The general theme of the Nazca geoglyphs could be type 8/9 Scorpius, typical of pillars (here a tree of life), trance vision, healing, ritual, and strength (here as large hands).

The stoneprint analysis score of the Nazca geoglyphs map is 16/25 attributes, 16/16 axial points, 2/5 polar markers, 2/4 thematic features; total 37/50, minus 5 extra features off the grid; total 32/50, or 64%, just above the average range………….. [order the book Stoneprint at $30 plus postage from Four Equators Media, via edmond at syrex dot co dot za, using Paypal ]…………..

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