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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Musee Quai Branly, Paris, France
Museum Number:
Provenance: South Coast, Peru
Region: Hacienda Copara, Nazca
Total Number of Cords: 27
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 4
Benford Match: 0.723
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Datafile: AS078

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. AS074-AS080 are associated. See AS074 for discussion.
  2. Each pendant on the khipu contains only one knot cluster (either long knots or a figure eight knot). The values, however, range from 0 to 10.
  3. By spacing there are 7 groups. Although the number of pendants per group range from 3 to 6, each group contains 3 consecutive pendants colored W, AB, W.
  4. Considering only the three positions with the same color pattern, for all positions within each group, the following relations hold:

    Group 1 > Group 6 ≥ Group 4 }
                                                             > Group 7 > Group 5.
    Group 1 ≥ Group 2 ≥ Group3 }

Primary Cord Notes:1 AB + 2 YB