Moche pottery, on the other hand, is not ornamented and is characterized by a more limited color palette, in contrast to the Nazca pottery style. Eyes that are gazing, gods, faces of people, creatures such as legendary ones, and animals such as lizards or monkeys are some of the images that may be seen on Nazca pottery. Other images include faces of humans.
The Nazca people are famous for their geometries, lines, and animal forms that they etched into the ground of the desert.These are known as the Nazca Lines.Similar to the Moche, the demise of the Nazca was probably brought on by shifts in the natural environment.The Nazca civilisation is responsible for the creation of a sequence of geometric patterns, kilometers of lines, and enormous drawings of animal creatures.
A significant portion of the art produced in Nazca shows potent nature deities, such as the legendary killer whale, the harvesters, the mythological spotted cat, the hummingbird, and the serpentine creature.
Agriculture was the primary source of income for the Nazca people.The Nazca people had a diversified diet, as indicated by iconography on pottery and archaeological bones, which included the following foods: They also cultivated a variety of products that were not used for human use, such as cotton for use in the textile industry, coca, San Pedro cactus, and gourds.The latter were embellished with depictions of activities that are common in everyday life.
This plant, Echinopsis pachanoi, possesses hallucinogenic characteristics, which were used in rituals by shamans of the Nazca tribe to induce hallucinations. Trephination was a form of ancient skull surgery used by the Nazca people. Its objective was to alleviate pressure on the brain caused by injuries sustained in combat or for the sake of ritual.