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The Muisca Calendar : an approximation to the timekeeping system of the ancient native people of the northeastern Andes of Colombia

@article{Pea2009TheMC,
  title={The Muisca Calendar : an approximation to the timekeeping system of the ancient native people of the northeastern Andes of Colombia},
  author={M. Pe{\~n}a},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2009}
}
  • M. Peña
  • Published 2009
  • History, Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
The aim of this project is to review and expand upon the model proposed by Father Jose Domingo Duquesne de la Madrid (1745-1821) regarding the calendar of the ancient Muisca culture of the central Colombia. This model was dismissed by scholars in the late 19th century, calling it just a simple invention of a clergyman; however, a detailed analysis of Duquesne's work shows that his interpretation of the timekeeping system was based on information given to him by indigenous informers. Based on… Expand
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