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PO2 Marco Monsalve
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Nice archeological share PO2 Russell "Russ" Lincoln the Maya interest in calendars is fascinating!!
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"rchaeologists in Guatemala have discovered the oldest evidence of the Maya calendar on record: two mural fragments that, when pieced together, reveal a notation known as "7 deer," a new study finds.

The two "7 deer" fragments date to between 300 B.C. and 200 B.C., according to radiocarbon dating done by the research team. This early date indicates that this Maya divination calendar, which was also used by other pre-Columbian cultures in Mesoamerica, such as the Aztecs, has been in continuous use for at least 2,300 years, as it is still followed today by modern Maya, the researchers said. (Notably, this is not the Long Count calendar that some people used to suggest the world was going to end in 2012.)

"It's the one calendar that survives all the conquests and the civil war in Guatemala," the latter of which was waged from 1960 to 1996, study first author David Stuart, the Schele professor of Mesoamerican art and writing at the University of Texas at Austin, told Live Science. "The Maya of today in many communities have kept it as a way of connecting to their ideas of fate and how people relate to the world around them. It's not a revival. It's actually a preservation of the calendar."

The researchers found the mural fragments at the archaeological site of San Bartolo, northeast of the ancient Maya city of Tikal. Stuart was part of the team that discovered San Bartolo in 2001. "It's in the remote jungles of northern Guatemala" and famous for its Maya murals dating to the Late Preclassic period (400 B.C. to A.D. 200), he said."...
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PO2 Russell "Russ" Lincoln
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CWO4 Terrence Clark thanks, I love reading this type of material.
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CWO4 Terrence Clark
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PO2 Russell "Russ" Lincoln
Me too. Interesting side note: during my years in the corrections industry, those gangs collectively referred to as "nortenos" largely came from central America and are decendants of Maya. They larded their conversations and kites with Mayan words and symbology to confuse us Spanish speakers.
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