The Longest Now

Speaking of Ancient Civ Communications
Monday June 23rd 2003, 6:02 pm
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Another (here’s the last one) ancient civs update from fair Harvard: deciphering Inca khipu.  Harvard anthro is wicked cool.  I don’t want to wait for a book to come out with details, I want to track Urton down…

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Awesome article! I wonder about the effectiveness of such a written language… I mean, it seems difficult to quickly glean the meaning from such a complex system (having to take in the position/color/weave/etc all at once). Though I suppose someone doing it since their youth might get accostumed. Hard for me to imagine, though.

Comment by David J Edery 06.24.03 @ 11:53 pm

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