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Quipu - Ancient Writing System of the Incas - About Archaeology
The Inca writing system called quipu (also spelled khipu or quipo) is the only known precolumbian writing system in South America—well, perhaps writing ...
http://archaeology.about.com/od/qterms/qt/quipu.htm
South America's Oldest Writing System: Ancient Quipu Found at Caral
Archaeological evidence of quipu recovered from an archaeological site belonging to the ancient civilization of Caral in coastal Peru is nearly as old as ...
http://archaeology.about.com/od/ancientwriting/a/caralquipu.htm
Knotty Problems: the Ancient Writing System of the Inca
We know this in part because once the Jesuit missionaries of the Spanish Inquisition recognized the range of function of the quipu, they did their best to destroy ...
http://archaeology.about.com/od/americanancientwriting/a/quipu.htm
Cracking the Khipu Code - About Archaeology
Aug 12, 2005 ... What the Inca had were khipu (sometimes spelled quipu), patterned collections of string, arranged by color (natural and dyed), fiber (cotton and ...
http://archaeology.about.com/od/americanancientwriting/a/khipucode.htm
Pictures of Peru - Historical Photos and Sketches
Inca. Quipu knots. Pictures of Peru. Photograph thanks to ClipArt.com. New posts to the South America Travel forums: job/voluntary work sites? Free Volunteer ...
http://gosouthamerica.about.com/library/blPerhistpix3j.htm
Caral: The Earliest Civilization in the New World - About Archaeology
Recent excavations at Caral by Ruth Shady Solis have recovered a quipu, an artifact found at later Incan sites that may be a form of record keeping. See South  ...
http://archaeology.about.com/od/southamerica/a/caral.htm
Khipu - The South American Communication System called Khipu
May 27, 2009 ... Quipu pendants showing three common types of multi-colored cords. Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin, Germany. Photo (c) Gary Urton. VA# ...
http://archaeology.about.com/od/ancientwriting/ss/undeciphered_4.htm
Economy, Architecture and Religion of the Inca - About Archaeology
Writing system: The Inca apparently kept accounts and perhaps historical information using a quipu, a system of knotted and dyed string; according to the ...
http://archaeology.about.com/od/incaarchaeology/a/inca_empire_3.htm
Inca Road System Construction and Lodging - About Archaeology
Information was taken along the road either verbally or stored in the Inca writing systems of knotted strings called quipu. In special circumstances, exotic goods ...
http://archaeology.about.com/od/iterms/qt/inca_road.htm
The History of Llamas and Alpacas in South America
Historically and in the present, the camelids were all used for meat and fuel, as well as wool for clothing and a source of string for the use in the quipu.
http://archaeology.about.com/od/domestications/qt/Llama-And-Alpaca.htm
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