Khipu Database Project

Khipu from the site of Puruchuco

All photos on this page by Dr. Gary Urton.

These khipu were excavated at the site of Puruchuco, Peru, near Lima, in 1956. All of the khipu were found together inside a large covered urn. They are one of the few groups of khipu for which the provenience is known. Many of the khipu were found rolled in spiral bundles for storage.