Anthropology, Harvard College
Manny Medrano is a Junior studying Applied Mathematics, with a secondary in Archaeology. Manny works under the supervision of Gary Urton, with the aim of deciphering the khipus, knotted string devices used in the Inca Empire to encode numerical and narrative information. The khipus' three-dimensional cord language remains a field of ongoing inquiry. Manny's research interests center around the intersection of mathematics, language and accounting in pre and post-conquest Peru. He also assists Professor Urton with the publication of edited volumes on various topics in Andean studies.