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Uncovering a hybrid khipu/alphabetic text in the Central Andes

Uncovering a hybrid khipu/alphabetic text in the Central Andes

Currently she is researching the Inka writing system of knotted cords known as khipus.  She has uncovered a hybrid khipu/alphabetic text in an inaccessible pueblo in the Central Andes – the only text in existence with both European writing and the corresponding Inka style khipu cords.  It is hoped that this text, called a “khipu board”, will reveal clues as to how the khipus encoded information.

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