Anthropology / Everything Human

The Incas’ Knotty History

Material World

  • Khipu in the Museo Machu Picchu, Casa Concha, Cusco. 

    The Incas’ Knotty History

    Imagine a simple three-dimensional object that uses mathematics, history, accounting, and language to keep track of an amazing array of information. The Inca invented one over 500 years ago in Peru.