The Paracas culture was an important Andean society between approximately 750 BCE and 100 CE that developed in the Paracas Peninsula, located in what today is the Paracas District of the Pisco Province in the Ica Region. Most of our information about the lives of the Paracas people comes from excavations at the large seaside Paracas necropolis, first investigated by the Peruvian archaeologist Julio Tello in the 1920s.
The Precolumbian Geoglyph symbols of the Nazca Region (including those of the San Jose & Jumana Pampas, Palpa Valley, Ingenio Valley, lower Rio Grande Valley, and Cahuachi area) naturally fall into classes and style groups.
The purpose of the long lines is not known, however, some of the lone lines are incredible straight and precise of immense distances. Frequently they lead over obstacles, such as hills and ravines without any significant deviations.