Analyses of a datable solar eclipse record in Maya Classic period monumental inscriptions

  title={Analyses of a datable solar eclipse record in Maya Classic period monumental inscriptions},
  author={Hisashi Hayakawa and Misturu Soma and James Kinsman},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan},
Historical records of total solar eclipses provide vital information for computing the rotation of the Earth and understanding its long-term variations in the time before modern measurements. While eclipses recorded around Eurasia and North Africa for millennia have been subjected to consideration in this context, eclipse records in the American continents have received little attention. In this study, we analysed the solitary observational record for a solar eclipse conducted by the ancient… 

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