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World's Only Research Team on Nasca Lines and Geoglyphs


Professor Masato Sakai, Ph.D (Cultural anthropology, Archaeology)

The Research team from the Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences of Yamagata University has continuously discovered large-sized Nasca Lines and Geoglyphs. For further research and protection of this world's cultural heritage, the Yamagata University Institute of Nasca was founded in October 2012 in the City of Nasca, Peru. It is the only research group in the world that the Peruvian government gives a permission to conduct on-site field study in the long run. Yamagata University is playing the central role in conducting international collaborative research with the group of specialists in anthropology, archaeology, geography, psychology, information science, conservation science, zoology and chronology.