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Gary Urton's research has focused on pre-Columbian and early colonial Andean cultural and intellectual history. He is the author of many articles and of numerous books and edited volumes on Andean/Quechua cultures and Inka civilization. He has edited or co-edited 13 volumes. Most of his articles are available for downloading at:

His books, all of which have been published in both English and Spanish, include:

1) At the Crossroads of the Earth and the Sky: An Andean Cosmology (1981); En el cruce de rumbos de la tierra y el cielo (2006).

2) The History of a Myth: Pacariqtambo and the Origin of the Inkas (1990); Historia de un Mito: Pacariqtambo y el origen de los Inkas (2004).

3) The Social Life of Numbers: A Quechua Ontology of Numbers and Philosophy of Arithmetic (1997); La Vida Social de los Números: Una ontología de los números y la filosofía de la aritmética quechuas (2003).

4) Inca Myths (1999); translated into French, Spanish, German, Russian, Korean, Polich, Japanese, Chinese, and Greek.

5) Signs of the Inka Khipu: Binary Coding in the Andean Knotted-String Records (2003); Signos del Khipu Inka:  Codigo Binario (2005).

6) Inka History in Knots: Reading Khipus as Primary Sources (2017); La Historia Inka en Nudos: Leyendo Khipus como fuentes primarias (2017).

Published Papers

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