Locke, L. Leland
Title The Ancient Quipu: A Peruvian Knot Record
Book Condition Very Good
Seller ID 000400
84 pp.; 59 plates From ancient times, bureaucrats have kept numerical records of people and property. Those working for the Inca emperor in 16th-century Peru recorded data on arrangements of knotted strings known as quipus. The devices may also have been used as aids to memory in recounting histories of Inca exploits—the Incas had no written language.