http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-07122-0.html How does society deal with a serial killer in its midst? What if the murderer is a Catholic priest living among native villagers in colonial Peru? In The Chankas and the Priest, Sabine Hyland chronicles the horrifying story of Father Juan Bautista de Albadán, a Spanish priest to the Chanka people of Pampachiri in […]
Just returned from my latest field season in Huarochiri Province, Peru, funded by Nat Geo. Although it was difficult fieldwork, with numerous setbacks, I was able to work in three remote communities who had used khipus well into the 20th century, all previously unknown. I found seven new Inka style patrimonial khipus with a total […]
My husband, Bill, and I have been awarded a grant from the National Geographic Global Exploration Fund, to document two patrimonial khipus still used by a remote community in the Peruvian Andes. We will travel there this year to study the knotted texts.