Gary Urton, Harvard University, Anthropology Department, Faculty Member. Studies Anthropology, Empire, and History. Gary Urton is. Gary Urton is the Dumbarton Oaks professor of pre-Columbian studies in the department of anthropology at Harvard University. His latest book is Inka History in. Gary Urton is Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies and Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. His research .

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Get to Know Us. The attachment knots of the first cords of the six-cord groups vary in a binary fashion by attachment type i. This case allows for an exploration of the registration of status and prestige differences as an example of the construction of value in a social context.

Gary Urton – Google Scholar Citations

Title Cited by Year At the crossroads of the earth and the sky: With a particular interest in the social and intellectual histories of Tary communities from pre-Columbian times through the colonial period and down to the present day, Urton has carried out projects in archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnography. All of his books have also been translated and published in Spanish.

His research focuses on a variety of topics in pre-Columbian and early colonial Andean intellectual history, drawing on materials and methods in archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnology. Several khipus-Inka knotted-string recording devices-were recently excavated at a storage facility at the Peruvian south coast site of Inkawasi, found buried under agricultural produce i.


Inca Myths Legendary Past Dec 31, Andean ArchaeologyMummy Studiesand Andean studies.

This “Cited by” count includes citations to the yary articles in Scholar. This article focuses on a linked pair of ” documents ” from mid-seventeenth-century coastal Peru. Their paper claims there is a causal effect of genetic diversity on economic success, positing that too much or too little genetic diversity constrains development.

ArchaeologyAnthropologyEvolutionary geneticsand Economic Anthropology. Retrieved from ” https: The knot values on the first cords of the six-cord groups total the same value as the tribute assessed in the urtonn document, and it is argued on these grounds that the khipus and the revisit document pertain to the same administrative procedure.

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Focus in the latter value form is on sacred places wakas in the landscape, including a consideration of ethnographic material illustrating by example one discursive practice by which places become sanctified through attachment to supposed ancestral events.

The formula includes first, a large number, hypothesized to record the sum total of produce included in a gagy, followed by a “fixed number,” and then one or more additional numbers.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Information Control in the Palace of Puruchuco: Knotted-cord Record Keeping urto the Ancient Andes more. New articles by this author.

Dos khipus wari del Horizonte Medio provenientes de Castillo de Huarmey. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 2, Variation in Knot Directionality in the Inka Khipus more. The Invention of Taxation in the Inka Empire more. This article focuses on a linked pair of ” documents ” from mid th century coastal Peru.


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The stranger in Andean communities. It is suggested that the names of the tributaries may be signed by color coding in the khipus.

Pacariqtambo and the Origin of the Inkas, and Inca Mythsand the Inka knotted-string recording device, the khipu or quipu; Signs of the Inka Khipu This study first discusses how numerical data were registered We present a critique of a paper written by two economists, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, which is forthcoming in the American Economic Review and which was uncritically highlighted in Science magazine.

He is married to artist and anthropologist Julia Meyerson, whom he acknowledges in many of his books, and has a son. Their history may not have been structured like Western linear history, but rather in cyclical form, with events repeated over time comparison is made to the Gada system of Ethiopia. Their combined citations are counted only for the first article.