Strings and Things

Not much is known about the Inca record-keeping system called the quipu or khipu. Consisting of knotted strings of varying colors, the quipu were used as calendars, records of provisions, and even story-telling devices. Archaeologists have been able to decipher some of the numerical values and mathematical equations, but any other words and meanings remain a mystery.



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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/world/americas/untangling-an-accounting-tool-and-an-ancient-incan-mystery.html?_r=1

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