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Writing with twisted cords : the inscriptive capacity of Andean khipu texts
(2017) - Journal article
Two newly discovered khipu (Andean twisted cord) epistles are presented as evidence that khipus could constitute an intelligible writing system, accessible to decipherment. Recent scholars have asserted that khipus were ...
Ply, markedness and redundancy : new evidence for how Andean khipus encoded information
(2014-09) - Journal article
Khipus are knotted-cord devices once used in the Andes for communication and recording information. Although numbers can be read on many khipus, it is unknown how other forms of data may have been recorded on the strings. ...
Knot direction in a khipu/alphabetic text from the Central Andes
(2014-06-01) - Journal article
Khipus are knotted-string devices that were used in the Inka Empire for communication and for recording information. We recently analyzed the names and associated khipu cords in a newly discovered hybrid khipu/alphabetic ...