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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA37859B
Provenance: Unknown
Region: near Lima
Total Number of Cords: 30
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 4
Benford Match: 0.918
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Datafile: AS178

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. Construction note: The khipu is made of animal hair.
  2. This is one of several khipu acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance near Lima. For a discussion of them, see UR1130.
  3. By spacing, there is 1 pendant cord and 7 groups of 4 pendants each. The first 3 groups are separated f rom the last 4 groups.
  4. Each group has the same color pattern: W, B, LB, KB.
  5. The values in the last 4 groups are all 0-18, while the values in the first 3 groups are 10-70.
  6. The value on pendant 1 is the order of magnitude of the sum of the values in group 1. The values in group 1 are the order of magnitude of the sums of values in the corresponding positions in the last 4 groups. Too many cords are brokento know the relationship of the values with certainty.