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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Name: AS046
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología, e Historia del Perú
Museum Number: MNAAHP5693
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 125
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 14
Benford Match: 0.685
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Datafile: KH0057

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. A fragment of a pendant of this color with a cluster of SL knots is retied to the main cord. It may have been the continuation of this broken pendant.
  2. The khipu can be viewed as 3 parts: Part I, pendants 1-36; Part II, pendants 37-51 ; Part III, pendants 52-79.
    1. In Part I there are 3 sequences of BY, BY, LA: (7-10), (21-23), (29-31). The latter two also have the same color pattern of subsidiaries. The value 8 appears on 3 pendants always colored BY with an LB: BY subsidiary. The value 8 appears twice on subsidiaries and in each case is colored LB: LA, preceded by a 1 on a subsidiary colored BY: LA, and suspended from a blank BY.
    2. In Part II, there are 4 groups of 3,1,7,4 pendants by spacing. All first positions are colored BY. The only values that appear on the pendants are 0,3,6,12,24 and 0,8,10 on subsidiaries.
    3. In Part III, there are 11 groups of 2,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,1, by spacing. No pendants carry subsidiaries. Although there are variations, the color pattern is basically BY, LB, LB: BY. All values are 10 or less (with no 4, 8, or 9).