143 New Nazca Lines Discovered in Peru with the help of A.I. Technology | Ancient Architects
Nov 18, 2019
Huge thanks to Michael Wolf for alerting me about this story!
A team of Japanese researchers from Yamagata University and IBM Research have discovered an incredible 143 stunning geoglyphs, etched into the desert in southern Peru around the enigmatic Nazca Lines.
It is yet another example of how technology is assisting archaeology because a number of images were found using state-of-the-art AI technology developed by IBM, finds that were then confirmed with an on-site investigations.
The geoglyphs include humans, birds, camels, cats and other animals and were found between 2016 and 2018. They were identified through fieldwork and analysing high-resolution 3D data and aerial photography. Incredibly, one geoglyph in particular was solely discovered with AI technology, without the aid of humans, making it the first geoglyph discovered by an AI.
Back in April 2018 I reported in a video that Peruvian archaeologists in the Palpa province of Peru had discovered more than 50 new geoglyphs (youtu.be/gpkc7-9_604) so this new discovery by the Japanese team builds on the ever-expanding line of study.
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All images are taken from Yamagata University. Please visit www.yamagata-u.ac.jp/en/infor… for full detailed information on the new discoveries.
This is a pleasant bit of news, I must say. I love it when new pieces of the puzzle are discovered!