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Lost writing of the Inkas discovered

The lost “written” language of the Inkas, which used twists of coloured animal hair rather than ink and paper, has been partially deciphered by Dr Sabine Hyland of the Department of Social Anthropology

Fear and Fortune: Spirit worlds and emerging economies in the Mongolian gold rush

A new book by Dr Mette High of the Department of Anthropology explores how a present-day gold rush in Mongolia has brought into question people’s common understandings of wealth and value.

Research grant success

Dr Sabine Hyland has been awarded a 3 year Leverhulme Research Project Grant for the project, “Hidden Texts of the Andes: Deciphering the ‘Khipus’ (Cord Writing) of Peru”.

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