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Twisted textile cords may contain clues to Inca messages (sciencenews.org)
28 points by Thevet on May 24, 2017 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments



I always loved ancient record keeping as it is fascinating the overlap that you can find in methods from culture to culture. It demonstrates the connected nature of human behavior which I find fascinating and informative.


It is likely that they are mnemonic devices that encode information. Read The Memory Code by Lynne Kelly for more information. It's one of the most interesting books I've read, right up there with The Art of Memory by Frances Yates.

http://www.lynnekelly.com.au/the-memory-code/




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