Mayan long count calendar


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    hufnmouth

    That’s not the long count calendar. That’s the Tun, or yearly calendar. The long count was inscribed on tablets or walls.

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    NERD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RSIxidor

    You are correct, but I still love the above image.

    hufnmouth

    You should visit Tenochtitlan. It’s beautiful.

    mikoyangurevich15

    2012.My ass.They had no idea about metallurgy(forget gold).They knew not the wheel.Counting was primitive.No phonetic representation.They had a very low order of astronomy.And please don`t compare their blood thirst to contemporary Western standards of behavior.Pre Columbian “civilization” was primitive and barbaric by Western and far Eastern standards at best.Hell,the Chinese were far ahead on us.

    RSIxidor

    Huh? Their method of counting was fairly well advanced considering the rest of their civilization, even if it was ‘primitive’ as you say.

    The rest of that … I have no idea what you trying to say.

    mikoyangurevich15

    2012.Much has been made of this.The world is not going to end on this date.Metallurgy:they hammered raw gold.
    But did not develop bronze or iron technology.They had the lama as transport,not the wheel.They had nothing even resembling(you will defer on this) advanced mathematics(think what China had,more thoughtful than the west at this period).Astronomy for pre columbian civilizations has always been exaggerated.Much of what has been said is pure speculation.They were very limited in comparison to both they West and East.They never even figured out mortar.They did have an affinity for fitted stone.Research this at length.

    RSIxidor

    Sorry, the first post just seemed a little scattered. No worries. I have always agreed with your point on how little 2012 is important, it is really just the end of an era on the Mayan calendar. The reason people first thought it was meaningful was because according to Mayan traditions (or our interpretation of it at least) at the beginning of the current era there was a catastrophic event, so perhaps there is always a catastrophic event when that happens. But that is just silly, because the calendar actually points to a time before the Mayan civilization was really… Read more »

    natedog

    Their calendar is a wheel. Your argument is invalid

    hufnmouth

    You are incorrect. They Mayans had wheels. However, the wheels were ceremonial, instructional, or used for playthings. The wheels were not used as a part of material or human locomotion.

    nyoki

    Where would they have used a wheel, not a good landscape for wheeled vehicles?

    conan776

    But the aliens!

    sleepyjoe256

    Hey, can use put a space after your periods? It’s buggin the hell outa me.

    Puulaahi

    WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!!

    mikoyangurevich15

    By our own timetable

    Tiggle Bitties

    hell, if it aint gonna happen, i’ll make it happen.

    limpgod

    We all will….this is one big ass self-fulfilling prophecy in the making.

    Carnito

    The Aztecs made this Sun Stone, centuries after the collapse of the Mayan city states. Saying this is Mayan is like saying Notre Dame is English.

    RSIxidor

    Everything on the Internet is wrong, then, because I see it attributed to both Mayans and Aztecs. How confusing.

    Carnito

    Go to el Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City, it’s there, they’ll show you. The Aztecs carved this Sun Stone.