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Data in Knots

Khipu are knotted textile record-keeping devices used by the Inkas. The Inka empire extended throughout the Andes and lasted from about 1400 A.D. until the Spanish Conquest of Peru in 1532. Using the sidebar at the left, you can navigate to photo albums of khipu, detailed data on approximately 200 individual khipu, and information about the latest research in khipu studies.

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Last Updated August 2009

© 2009 Gary Urton & Carrie Brezine