CSAIL Event Calendar: Previous Series
Signs and Structures of Meaning in the Khipu
Speaker: Gary Urton , Harvard University
Relevant URL: http://theory.csail.mit.edu/classes/quipu/
Gary Urton is an expert in studying the khipu, which were the record-keeping and conjectured writing system of the Inkas. He has written several books and papers about khipu, in addition to transcribing many of the world's khipu into a public database. Prof. Urton will speak about his many findings and theories related to the khipu, including the recently discovered signing system and his binary coding theory.