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These quipus were exchanged during an 18th century rebellion against the .
These quipus were exchanged during an 18th century rebellion against the Spanish government. A combination of color, fiber and ply direction leads to a total of 95 combinations in these quipus, which is within the range of a logosyllabic writing system. The archaeologist Gary Urton noted in his 2003 book Signs of the Inka Khipu that he estimated "from my own studies and from the published works of other scholars that there are about 600 extant quipu in public and private collections around the world. Ruth Shady, a Peruvian archeologist, has discovered a quipu or perhaps proto-quipu believed to be around 5,000 years old in the coastal city of Caral.
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Baron Nils Erland Herbert Nordenskiöld (19 July 1877 – 5 July 1932) was a Swedish archeologist and anthropologist. He was born in Stockholm, the son of N. A. E. Nordenskiöld. He was educated at Uppsala, was connected with the Museum of Natural History at Stockholm (1906–08), and became director of the ethnographic division of the Göteborg Museum (1913).
For scientific studies of the existing quipus we are indebted to L. Leland Locke ("The Ancient Quipu, or Peruvian Knot . Leland Locke ("The Ancient Quipu, or Peruvian Knot Record," American. of Natural History, 1923), and to a study by Erland Nordenskiold (1925) entitled "The Secret of the Peruvian Quipus," in two parts in No. 6 of his Comparative Ethnographical Studies. ised further publications on this subject but his imtimely death put. an end to the undertaking.
Beynon-Davies considers quipus as a sign system and develops an interpretation of their physical structure in terms of the concept of a data system . Nordenskiold, Erland (1925). Khipu kamayuqkuna (knot makers/keepers, . the former Inka record keepers) supplied colonial administrators with a variety and quantity of information pertaining to censuses, tribute, ritual and calendrical organization, genealogies, and other such matters from Inka times. Peters, Renata; Salomon, Frank (2006–2007).
8 Nordenskiold, The Secret of the Peruvian Quipus, II, 35., W. Gates, The Dresden Codex, Maya Society Publication . Gates, The Dresden Codex, Maya Society Publication No. 2 (1932). In the library of Assurbanipal in Nineveh were stored astronomical books of his and of previous ages; in the ruins of this library Sir Henry Layard found the Venus tablets. There arose the question: From what period do the observations of these tablets date?
1927 A Peruvian quipu. Nordenskiöld, E. 1925a The secret of the Peruvian quipus. Comparative Ethnological Studies, 6, Pt. 1, pp. 1–37.
1927 A Peruvian quipu. Contributions from the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, Vol. 7, pp. 3–. oogle Scholar. 1928 Supplementary notes on the quipus of the American Museum of Natural History. Anthropological Papers, The American Museum of Natural History, Vol. 30, pp. 39–73. 1932 The ancient Peruvian abacus. Scripta Mathematica, Vol. 37–43. 1925b Calculations with years and months in the Peruvian quipus.