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Signs of the Inka Khipu : binary coding in the Andean knotted-string records

Author: Gary Urton
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003.
Series: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers a theory that the manipulation of fibers in the construction of khipu created physical features that constitute binary-coded sequences which store units of information in a system of binary  Read more...

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Urton, Gary, 1946-
Signs of the Inka Khipu.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606977802
Online version:
Urton, Gary, 1946-
Signs of the Inka Khipu.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607869868
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Urton
ISBN: 0292785399 9780292785397 0292785402 9780292785403
OCLC Number: 50323023
Description: xi, 202 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
1. Memory, writing, and record keeping in the Inka Empire --
2. Theory and methods in the study of Khipu binary coding --
3. The physical components of Khipu binary coding --
4. The linguistic components of Khipu binary coding --
5. Khipu sign capacity and code conversion --
6. Sign theory, markedness, and parallelism in the Khipu information system --
7. Conclusions --
Appendix. Tabular description of Khipu UR19 from Chachapoyas --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Responsibility: Gary Urton.
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"This is by far the most important monograph on Andean systems of information registry since the Ashers' volumes in the late 1970s. Urton provides a platform for a whole new generation of studies." Read more...

 
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