THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EARLY COLONIAL MAYA NEW YEAR'S CEREMONIES AND SOME ALMANACS IN THE MADRID CODEX

@article{Bill2000THERB,
  title={THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EARLY COLONIAL MAYA NEW YEAR'S CEREMONIES AND SOME ALMANACS IN THE MADRID CODEX},
  author={Cassandra R. Bill and Christine Hern{\'a}ndez and Victoria Reifler Bricker},
  journal={Ancient Mesoamerica},
  year={2000},
  volume={11},
  pages={149 - 168}
}
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