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Artifact Identification Khipu   (1998.19.2769A)
  1. Communication T&E
  2. :
  3. Data Processing T&E
  4. :
  5. Data Processing Devices
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 800 CE
Culture Chancay

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 103.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 49.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) <0.1 cm
Weight 8 g
Measuring Remarks Width measured of longest derivation from center.
Materials Textile
Manufacturing Processes Ropemaking
Munsell Color Information Yellowish Gray (10yr 8/2)- overall

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data

Excavated by Fred Olsen from Doña Maria site on the north-central cost of Peru located near the Lomas de Lachay.

Credit Line/Dedication Museum of Natural History, UIUC
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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