This collection is influenced by the Nazca culture (also Nasca) which was the archaeological culture that flourished in the south of Peru from c. 300 BC to 800 AD.
They are known for two extensive construction projects that would have required the coordination of large groups of laborers: the Nazca Lines, immense designs in the desert whose purpose is unknown, and puquios, underground aqueducts for providing water for irrigation and domestic purposes in the arid environment. Several dozen still function today. The Nazca Province in the Ica Region was named for this people.
Nazca society developed during the Early Intermediate Period and is generally divided into the Proto Nazca (phase 1, 300 BC – 1 AD), the Early Nazca (phases 2–4, 1–450 AD), Middle Nazca (phase 5, 450–550 AD) and Late Nazca (phases 6–7, 550–750 AD) cultures.