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 noun Alternative spelling of
mayanist .
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Though there is some disagreement on it, most Mayanist scholars date the starting point of this calendar back to Aug. 11, 3114 B.C. If this is accurate, then the calendar "resets" by reaching the 13th B'ak'tun on Dec. 21, 2012, at which point it rolls over and begins counting toward another milestone  just like our calendars rolled over at the end of 2011 and began counting the days and weeks of 2012.

Though there is some disagreement on it, most Mayanist scholars date the starting point of this calendar back to Aug. 11, 3114 B.C. If this is accurate, then the calendar "resets" by reaching the 13th B'ak'tun on Dec. 21, 2012, at which point it rolls over and begins counting toward another milestone  just like our calendars rolled over at the end of 2011 and began counting the days and weeks of 2012.

So it's a significant occasion  if you believe in the Mayanist creation narrative.

So it's a significant occasion  if you believe in the Mayanist creation narrative.

Though there is some disagreement on it, most Mayanist scholars date the starting point of this calendar back to Aug. 11, 3114 B.C. If this is accurate, then the calendar "resets" by reaching the 13th B'ak'tun on Dec. 21, 2012, at which point it rolls over and begins counting toward another milestone  just like our calendars rolled over at the end of 2011 and began counting the days and weeks of 2012.

So it's a significant occasion  if you believe in the Mayanist creation narrative.

As the pioneering Mayanist Edward H. Thompson wrote in 1932, American jade had become the most mysterious stone of the world. . .

So it's a significant occasion  if you believe in the Mayanist creation narrative.

Though there is some disagreement on it, most Mayanist scholars date the starting point of this calendar back to Aug. 11, 3114 B.C. If this is accurate, then the calendar "resets" by reaching the 13th B'ak'tun on Dec. 21, 2012, at which point it rolls over and begins counting toward another milestone  just like our calendars rolled over at the end of 2011 and began counting the days and weeks of 2012.

Unfortunately, Eric Thompson, the greatest Mayanist of his day, was firmly convinced that the Maya script could not be phonetic and he attacked vigorously anyone who held such views.
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