Geoglyphs

A drawing in the earth, usually on a large scale.

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366
Names
geoglyph
geoglyphs
gravel pictographs
pictographs, gravel
geogliefen Dutch
géoglyphe French
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More Definitions

Drawings on the earth's surface; specifically geometric or zoic symbols constructed by altering the arrangement of gravel. To refer to those made by the Nasca (Nazca) people and found on the southern desert plains of coastal Peru, use the specific term "Nasca lines."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300265414. The J. Paul Getty Trust.