Cycles in Time: The Maya Calendar

 
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Probably the ancient world's most complex system for keeping track of time, the Maya calendar comprises a positional notation system combined with cyclical epochs used to record myth and religion and keep track of history. Written by a professional scholar of Maya hieroglyphic writing and illustrator of Precolumbian art, CYCLES IN TIME: THE MAYA CALENDAR offers step-by-step instruction on reading Maya dates and interpreting their significance.

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John Montgomery (1951-2005) was an epigrapher and illustrator whose travels in Central America first inspired his interest in the ancient Maya. He held degrees in art history from the University of New Mexico and taught art history at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque. He also authored HOW TO READ MAYA HIEROGLYPHICS, DICTIONARY OF MAYA HIEROGLYPHS, and TIKAL: ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT MAYA CAPITAL. His illustrations are included in many scholarly publications on Maya hieroglyphs.

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