The Twisting Paths of Recall: Khipu (Andean Cord Notation) as Artifact

Figure 1: Khipu demonstrates repeating colour sequence. 64-19-1-1-6-2 of the Musée de l’Homme (now in Musée du Quai Branly). By Dr. Frank Salomon / 12.18.2013 Professor Emeritus, Anthropology University of Wisconsin-Madison Introduction The most complex system of writing (using the word in a broad sense) that Andean peoples possessed before the Spanish invasion of 1532[…]

Central Asia: Mongol Empire to the Timurid Dynasty

Mount Nemrut, built by the Armenian Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, is notable for its summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC. / Photo by Klearchos Kapoutsis, Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Brian Parkinson Professor of History Georgia Southwestern State[…]