Subject: Re: silence about Inca writing? From: email@example.com (Yuri Kuchinsky) Date: 1997/05/11 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: sci.archaeology.mesoamerican,sci.archaeology,sci.lang Greetings, Domingo, Domingo Martinez Castilla (email@example.com) wrote: Certainly I can give you the source. Prada gives a long citation of the story about the banning of a previous writing system on p. 104. In it he identifies this king as: "Tupac Pachacuti VII, 78. Koenig nach dem Zerfall des alten Reiches" (I'm not quite sure what the VII refers to.) Also, there's one more quote there from another source (Lira) that identifies him as Pachakutekk. The citation of the story about the banning of a previous writing system is taken by Prada from: Montecinos, ANALES DEL PERU, Madrid, 1906: 85-86 And here's the mention as provided by Jorge Lira, DICCIONARIO KKECHUWA-ESPANOL, 1941, in his entry about kipus: Der Erfindung des Khipu wird der Dynastie von Pachakutekk sugeschrieben, die die Schrift durch dieses System ersetzten, da jenes schriftlische Medium ein der Regierung zuwiderlaufendes Verbreitungssystem war. This tells us that kipus were introduced by Pachakutekk dynasty, and also seems to indicate that they used another notational system before the kipus became widely used. ... Nevertheless, I have here another book in German, Klaus Keplinger, DAS SHEVATARI: EINE VERGESSENE SCHRIFT AUS DEM PERUANISHEN URWALD, Oesterreichischer StudienVerlag, 1993, and in this book the author claims to have deciphered some textile writings (tucapus). These are the tucapus of the Ashaninca, the tribal peoples who live in the Amazonian rainforest of Peru. It's a small book of only 64 pages. Regards, Yuri. Yuri Kuchinsky | "Where there is the Tree of Knowledge, there -=- | is always Paradise: so say the most ancient in Toronto | and the most modern serpents." F. Nietzsche ----- my webpage is for now at: http://www.io.org/~yuku ----- _________________________________________________________________Click here to go one level up in the directory.