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  • n. A large-scale drawing made on the ground by scratching or arranging lines of stones etc


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  • In India, Rogers repeated his iconic "geoglyph" on an extremely steep hillside located in an arid semi-desert area in Rajasthan.

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  • However, from what they have already discovered, they believe that in order to have built one Amazonian structure or "geoglyph" of 200 meters in diameter, it would have taken 80 people

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  • Native American groups sue to stop solar projects By NOAKI SCHWARTZ and JASON DEAREN Associated Press In a Feb. 7, 2011 photo, Alfredo Figueroa, with the La Cuna de Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle, who has filed three federal lawsuits against six fast-tracked solar projects, poses in Blythe, Calif., at the site of a desert geoglyph.

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  • "If we define a 'geoglyph' as a wide sign on the ground of artificial origin, the stone circles are geoglyphs," Sparavignawrote in her email.

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  • The uninhabited street plan has become an abstract geoglyph-unintentional land art visible from airplanes-not a thriving community at all.


  • The 'geoglyph culture' stretches over a region more than 250 kilometres across, and exploits both the floodplains and the uplands … we have so far seen no more than a 10th of it. ''

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  • It is a geoglyph, a drawing on the ground created by arranging stones or cutting the turf, but this one is spread over the whole country instead of just a field.

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  • Within the same framework, another human geoglyph is sometimes ascribed to being Kaatar, the Creator god's evil twin brother.

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  • The Bouse complex also has a famous human geoglyph, known as the "Fisherman".

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  • Furthermore, below the animal geoglyph at Blythe is a spiral figure.

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  • If shipwrecked on a desert strand

    Exploit the things you find on hand.

    It takes but a brio jiff

    To make up a neoglyph

    By spelling out "Help!" in the sand.

    May 3, 2017

  • "Sculpted from the clay rich soils of Amazonia as perfect circles and squares, these structured earth mounds, or 'geoglyphs,' are located on the east side of the Andes and span a distance of 155 miles." -- "'Astonishing' Ancient Amazon Civilization Discovery Detailed," Discovery News 1/15/10

    January 17, 2010

  • Now new details about these geoglyphs suggest they may have been made for "prayer walking".

    New Scientist, 24 Jan. 2009, on the Nazca Lines

    February 17, 2009

  • A drawing on the ground, or a large motif, (generally greater than 4 meters) or design produced on the ground, either by arranging clasts (stones, stone fragments, gravel or earth) to create a positive geoglyph (stone arrangement/alignment, petroform, earth mound) or by removing patinated clasts to expose unpatinated ground (negative geoglyph). See an aerial photo of some Peruvian geoglyphs.

    February 8, 2007