Lunar calendars of the precolumbian Maya / Harvey M. Bricker, Victoria R. Bricker, Tulane University and University of Florida.

Author
Bricker, Harvey M. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society Press, [2020]
  • ©2020.
Description
pages cm

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Series
  • Transactions of the American Philosophical Society ; v. 109, pt. 1. [More in this series]
  • Transactions of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge, 0065-9746 ; volume 109, part 1 [More in this series]
Summary note
"This book studies the astronomical texts carved on stone monuments and painted on the interior walls of buildings in the Maya area during the Classic period of their civilization (ca. AD 300-900). The periodicities of the Moon and, occasionally, how they intersect with the Venus cycle, are the principal concerns of such inscribed and painted texts"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Lunar astronomy
  • Maya concepts of time
  • Maya concepts of the moon
  • History of research on the supplementary lunar series
  • Description of glyphs of the supplementary lunar series
  • Analysis of classic Maya lunar series
  • Testing of the Xultun model
  • Monumental records of eclipses visible in the Maya area
  • The relationship between the moon and Venus on classic Maya monuments
  • Lunar periodicities of the precolumbian Maya.
ISBN
  • 9781606180914 ((paperback))
  • 1606180916
LCCN
2020007318
OCLC
1142012218
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