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MMC
05-11-2012, 05:52 PM
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NEW YORK (AP) Archaeologists have found a small room in Mayan ruins where royal scribes apparently used walls like a blackboard to keep track of astronomical records and the society's intricate calendar some 1,200 years ago.

The walls reveal the oldest known astronomical tables from the Maya. Scientists already knew they must have been keeping such records at that time, but until now the oldest known examples dated from about 600 years later.

Astronomical records were key to the Mayan calendar, which has gotten some attention recently because of doomsday warnings that it predicts the end of the world this December. Experts say it makes no such prediction. The new finding provides a bit of backup: The calculations include a time span longer than 6,000 years that could extend well beyond 2012.....snip~

http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-mayan-workshop-astronomers-discovered-191950240.html

The 2nd pic those engravings have no date. Good discovery and Carlson is calling it correct. To early to make any type of judgements. Yet another significant discovery.

MMC
05-13-2012, 06:03 PM
Heya D.....did ya see this Discovery?

Mister D
05-13-2012, 06:15 PM
I didn't actually but I did see a blurb on Yahoo about this. Interesting.

I read a good book on the Maya a couple years ago. It was part of an ancient civilizations series I have that also included the Inca and Aztecs. How the Inca and Aztecs are "ancient" is not clear but the the series was great. It is a Folio Society edition.

MMC
05-13-2012, 06:23 PM
Thanks for hitting it up. Quite a few discoveries all popping up. Over the entire Globe. Puma Punku. The Site in Turkey. Then the one in India. The Underwater one in Japan. The Biblical sites.

As well as in Central and South America.

I believe the Ulmecs came before the Incas Aztecs and Mayans.

Mister D
05-13-2012, 06:30 PM
Thanks for hitting it up. Quite a few discoveries all popping up. Over the entire Globe. Puma Punku. The Site in Turkey. Then the one in India. The Underwater one in Japan. The Biblical sites.

As well as in Central and South America.

I believe the Ulmecs came before the Incas Aztecs and Mayans.

Yes, the Olmec culture was much earlier but Mayan civilization has early roots as well. The Inca and Aztec empires, on the other hand, were at their height when Europeans arrived. The Olmecs were long gone and the Classical Maya civilization had long since collapsed.

Peter1469
05-13-2012, 08:14 PM
Ancient Aliens is going to have to work this in and let everyone know that the world isn't ending in 2012.

wingrider
05-13-2012, 08:39 PM
Ancient Aliens is going to have to work this in and let everyone know that the world isn't ending in 2012. damn it.. and I was so looking forward to it... oh well another day another disappointment.

Conley
05-13-2012, 08:45 PM
Good to see ya round WR! I finally finished Hunger Games, you weren't kidding about those last two chapters.

wingrider
05-13-2012, 08:48 PM
Good to see ya round WR! I finally finished Hunger Games, you weren't kidding about those last two chapters.
yep.. they were not cool for sure.. did not expect that at the end with prim.. I am around some but not as often as before,, personal reasons that I will not discuss on the open forum,, good to " see ya" though.

MMC
05-14-2012, 09:17 AM
Ancient Aliens is going to have to work this in and let everyone know that the world isn't ending in 2012.

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waltky
11-08-2012, 11:45 PM
Climate change did the Mayans in...
:shocked:
New Evidence Links Mayan Collapse to Climate Change
November 08, 2012 - Scientists get finding after analyzing a natural mineral formation called a stalagmite from a cave in Belize


The ancient Mayan civilization, which developed a sophisticated culture in the Central American rainforests, vanished mysteriously a thousand years ago. Now, an international team of anthropologists, archeologists, chemists and climatologists says it has identified the cause of the Mayan collapse: climate change. To create a weather record for the past 2,000 years, the scientists analyzed a natural mineral formation called a stalagmite from a cave in Belize, using oxygen-isotope dating to determine how much rain fell on the region over the centuries. Stalagmites build up incrementally, like tree rings, as water drips through the cave ceiling, preserving an accurate climate record.

Mayan rulers commissioned stone monuments to record important events such as their rise to power, major battles, civic unrest and strategic alliances. Pennsylvania State University Anthropology professor Douglas Kennett, the study's co-author, says the team was able to compare changes in the society documented on those monuments with their new climate timeline. On a podcast for the journal Science, he said the team saw a relationship between rainfall levels and political stability. "The growth of Maya civilization and increases in population and levels of sophistication actually correlate with a very wet interval that spans several hundred years and the decline of the Maya actually appeared to correlate with a downturn generally in climate and climate drying," he said.

Abundant rainfall led to bumper crops and a population boom, but a climate reversal and drought triggered famine, political competition, increased warfare and eventually, the society's collapse. Scientists have long suspected that climate change played a role in the fall of the Mayan civilization, but the precise timeline - published in Science - provides them with new confidence in that connection. Kennett suggests their methodology could be used to increase understanding of the influence of climate on other ancient cultures that also have nearby cave systems.

Source (http://www.voanews.com/content/new-evidence-links-mayan-collapse-to-climate-change/1542167.html)