The Twisting Paths of Recall: Khipu (Andean cord notation) as artifact

@inproceedings{Salomon2013TheTP,
  title={The Twisting Paths of Recall: Khipu (Andean cord notation) as artifact},
  author={Frank L. Salomon},
  year={2013}
}
Khipu, the cord- and knot-based Andean information medium, had a one-century heyday (15th century – 1532 CE) as the administrative script of the Inka empire. Before and after this period, however, the cord medium underwent a varied evolution, including the development of material attributes different from Inka norms. In this chapter, I review innovative recent work on the material-meaningful nexus in Inka khipu, and then suggest how other studies — both archaeological and ethnographic — further… 

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