Andreas Fuls – A short history of Mayan astronomy

Tuesday, March 18th, 7:30 p.m., at the University of Victoria, next ASBC talk:

A short history of Mayan astronomy: The Mayan calendar and the collapse of the Classic Mayan culture by Dr. Andreas Fuls, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany

The Classic Mayan developed a sophisticated calendar and observed the Sun, Moon, planets and stars. Precise astronomical data allow correlation of the Mayan calendar to the Christian calendar. A new chronology is proposed and verified by different dating methods and data, which also results in a discussion of the so-called “Mayan collapse”. Continue reading