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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Museum Number: SA4030
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 77
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 10
Benford Match: 0.434
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Datafile: AS026A

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. Khipus AS026A and AS026B are joined. Their main cords are knotted together at 1.0 cm. from the twisted end of AS026A (between pendant cords 2 and 3), and at 15.0 cm. from the twisted end of AS026B (just before its first pendant cord).
  2. By spacing, AS026A has 6 groups of 2, 12, 13, 12, 10, 5 pendants respectively. The order of magnitude of the values in the first group (29-49) is greater than the values in the other groups ( 0-13). Within the other groups, values in position 1 are 8-13 while values in all the other positions are restricted to 0-6.
  3. Both AS026A and AS026B contain the colors W, B, FB and their combinations FB:W and B:W. There are colors that occur in AS026A and not in AS026B, as follows: DB, G, and the combinations G:W, B:G, and FB:B. Similarly, there are colors that occur in AS026B and not in AS026A. They are: KB, GG, GG:W, B:GG, and KB:B. These differences may be due to differential changes from the same original colors.