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Sunday, July 6

More on the quipu codebreakers

Researcher sees strands of ancient secrets: "The theory has Incan scholars abuzz. The discovery of true Incan writing would revolutionize their field the same way that deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphics or Mayan glyphs lifted a veil from those civilizations. But it also has broader interest because the khipus could constitute what is, to Western eyes, a very unorthodox writing system, using knots and strings in three dimensions instead of markings on a flat expanse of paper, clay, or stone." Boston Globe There was an earlier story about deciphering Inca quipus in the Independent (UK).

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