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Toward the Decipherment of a Set of Mid-Colonial Khipus from the Santa Valley , Coastal Peru

  title={Toward the Decipherment of a Set of Mid-Colonial Khipus from the Santa Valley , Coastal Peru},
  author={Sabine Patricia Hyland and Gene A. Ware},
This article focuses on a linked pair of “documents” from midseventeenth-century coastal Peru. The analysis first examines a revisita (an administrative “revisit”) carried out in 1670 in settlements around the town of San Pedro de Corongo, in the lower Santa River Valley. The revisit describes a census of the population of what are described as six pachacas (“onehundreds”) administrative/census units that usually coincided with ayllus (the Andean clanlike sociopolitical groups). The document… Expand
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