Khipu accounting in ancient Peru.

by Gary Urton, Carrie J Brezine
Abstract:
Khipu are knotted-string devices that were used for bureaucratic recording and communication in the Inka Empire. We recently undertook a computer analysis of 21 khipu from the Inka administrative center of Puruchuco, on the central coast of Peru. Results indicate that this khipu archive exemplifies the way in which census and tribute data were synthesized, manipulated, and transferred between different accounting levels in the Inka administrative system.
Reference:
Khipu accounting in ancient Peru. (Gary Urton, Carrie J Brezine), In Science (New York, N.Y.), volume 309, 2005.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{urton_khipu_2005,
	title = {Khipu accounting in ancient Peru.},
	volume = {309},
	issn = {1095-9203},
	url = {http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16099983},
	doi = {10.1126/science.1113426},
	abstract = {Khipu are knotted-string devices that were used for bureaucratic recording and communication in the Inka Empire. We recently undertook a computer analysis of 21 khipu from the Inka administrative center of Puruchuco, on the central coast of Peru. Results indicate that this khipu archive exemplifies the way in which census and tribute data were synthesized, manipulated, and transferred between different accounting levels in the Inka administrative system.},
	number = {5737},
	journal = {Science (New York, {N.Y.)}},
	author = {Urton, Gary and Brezine, Carrie J},
	month = aug,
	year = {2005},
	keywords = {Accounting, Accounting: history, Ancient, Archaeology, Communication, Communication: history, Computers, history, Humans, Indians, Mathematics, Mathematics: history, peru, South American, South American: history, Writing, Writing: history},
	pages = {1065–7}
}

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