THE CALCULATION OF THE LUNAR SERIES ON CLASSIC MAYA MONUMENTS

@article{Fuls2007THECO,
  title={THE CALCULATION OF THE LUNAR SERIES ON CLASSIC MAYA MONUMENTS},
  author={Andreas Fuls},
  journal={Ancient Mesoamerica},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={273 - 282}
}
Abstract Archaeological and historical evidence clearly shows that the Lunar Series of mythical dates were calculated backward—that is, they were often determined from the date on which the monument was erected using a specific formula to calculate the age of the moon. In this article, I present a high-precision adjustment technique that confirms the “Palenque formula” using Lunar Series data from recent excavations. I show that the Palenque formula was also used at Tikal on 9.16.15.0.0 to… Expand
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