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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
Museum Number: VA42527
Provenance: Central Coast, Peru
Region: Pachacamac
Total Number of Cords: 21
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 1
Benford Match: 0.735
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Datafile: UR1104

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Pachacamac. For a list of the others, see UR1097.
  2. This khipu is also discussed by Nordenskiold(see Introduction).
  3. The values on the pendants in the first group differ, in order of magnitude, from the pendants in the other 3 groups. With one exception, the values in group 1 are 18000-37000, while the values in groups 2-4 are 1300-3400.
  4. Some values in the first group and some values in the first position of later groups are related to other values by additive multiples of 100. Specifically:
    \[ P_{14}\;=\;P_{16}+5300\;=\;P_{33}+22000 \]
    \[ P_{16}\;=\;P_{33}+16700 \]
    \[ P_{11}\;=\;P_{42}+1200\;=\;P_{44}+1900 \]
    \[ P_{21}\;=\;P_{35}+600 \]
    \[ P_{31}\;=\;P_{41}+400 \]

Primary Cord Notes:
Main cord consists of "Br:W S-plyed yarns which are Z-wrapped by Br:W yarns"