Professor Sabine Hyland, of the Department of Social Anthropology, is the cover star of the latest issue of the New Scientist, which features her research decoding the ancient writing system of the Incas. Sabine has partially deciphered the system which uses individual cords known as “khipus”, potentially shedding light on the mysterious South American civilisation.Her discoveries open up the possibility of translating the mysterious Inca string writing, which would dramatically increase current understanding of Inca civilisation – the largest indigenous empire of the Americas.

You can read the article featuring the work of Professor Hyland here: Hyland in New Scientist

On the cover of New Scientist