Monday, 26 October 2009

New type of quipu found in huaca Pucllana

Archeaelogists lead by Isabel Flores have discovered a tomb with a woman of around 60 years old from the Huari period (ca. 700 AD) in the Huaca Pucllana in the district Miraflores of Lima. The tomb was adorned with bracelets in the form of quipus, a counting system based on strands and knots in textiles, but here done with other material. This is the first time that such a quipu has been found. (El Comercio 25 October 2009)

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  1. Near Trujillo city in Pacasmayo and Jequetepeque there are some archeological sites as good as Chan Chan or better, which have been buried again to avoid vandalism and to preserve them....
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