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Tech & Science Scientists used artificial intelligence to discover a 2,000 year-old stick figure in Peru's mysterious Nazca Lines

13:20  19 november  2019
13:20  19 november  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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And Peru has its own mysterious modification to the landscape—the Nazca lines . The enormous geoglyphs were made in the desert ground around 2 , 000 years ago and have long been the subject of speculation. Now, Japanese researchers have discovered an entirely new geoglyph in Nazca

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graffiti on a wall: AI was used to discover an ancient work of art. AI was used to discover an ancient work of art.
  • The Nazca Lines are mysterious ancient images carved into the sands of Peru's Nazca Desert, some of which are over 2,000 years old.
  • Although archaeologists have been studying them for over a hundred years, new images are still being discovered which have been obscured over the millennia.
  • Researchers from Yamagata University recently discovered a further 142 formations, one of which was discovered using an IBM Watson, which uses artificial intelligence.
  • The success of the project could help archaeologists find countless more ancient artworks lost to history.
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The Nazca Lines /ˈnæzkɑː/ are a group of very large geoglyphs formed by depressions or shallow incisions made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru .

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The Nazca Lines in Peru are ancient geoglyphs, images carved into the landscape. First formally studied in 1926, they depict people, animals, plants, and geometric shapes. The formations vary in size, with some of the biggest running up to 30 miles long. Their exact purpose is unknown, although some archaeologists think they may have had religious or spiritual significance. Local guides believe the lines relate to sources of water.

a close up of a stone wall with Nazca Lines in the background: Some Nazca lines span miles of Peruvian countryside. Some Nazca lines span miles of Peruvian countryside.

New geoglyphs are still being discovered and can be hard to spot due to changes in the landscape, with natural erosion and urbanisation breaking them up.

A research team from Yamagata University recently announced it had discovered 142 new Nazca formations, including images of birds, monkeys, fish, snakes, and foxes.

More Than 140 Nazca Lines Are Discovered in Peruvian Desert

  More Than 140 Nazca Lines Are Discovered in Peruvian Desert A huge carving of a monkey with its tail twirled in a spiral; vast, geometric images of a condor and a hummingbird; an immense spider — the 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines in Peru have awed and mystified modern viewers since they were first seen from the air last century. Now, 143 more images have been discovered, etched into a coastal desert plain about 250 miles southeast of Lima, the Peruvian capital. The Japanese researchers who found them combined on-the-ground work with the most modern of tools: satellite photography, three-dimensional imaging and, in one case, artificial intelligence.

Peru ' s Ministry of Culture is trying to secure access to the orca geoglyph and provide basic services for visitors to the area, Isla said. However, public access to the geoglyph was currently restricted by the claims of "land traffickers," who were able to lay claim to uncultivated land under Peruvian law, he said.

In Peru , Parcak' s team used drones, which took images in 2017 that helped the archaeologists discover the new lines . Human figures . Many of the newly found markings portray human figures , including warriors, and are a bit smaller than other Nazca lines , Stanish told Live Science .

The team partnered with IBM to try and train its deep-learning platform Watson to look for hard-to-find geoglyphs.

They fed the AI with aerial images to see if it could spot any more Nazca outlines. Watson threw up a few candidates, from which the researchers picked the most promising. Sure enough, their field work confirmed the AI had found an ancient Nazca artwork.

The find was a relatively small depiction of a humanoid figure spanning just 16 feet. The researchers estimate the figure dates from roughly 100 BC to AD 100, making it at roughly 2,000 years old.

The project's success has prompted Yamagata University to announce a more prolonged partnership with IBM, and will create a full location map of the geoglyphs to help future archaeologists.

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