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2013-01-01 05:00:12

Author James O'Kon spoke to students about what the date December 21, 2012 has to do with the Maya calendar. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 The hysteria surrounding the myth of a disaster on December 21, 2012 had adults and children around the world puzzled and afraid of what might happen on that day. I addressed the students at Galloway School in Atlanta, GA, which my granddaughter attends, concerning the Maya calendar and the real meaning of the end of this cycle of the Maya Long...

2012-12-12 05:01:51

One author's quest to write a novella thriller about the Maya calendar and the end of 2012, with the help of a community of readers and agile publishing. New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 While many debate the meaning of the ending of the Maya Calendar on December 21 of this year, one author hopes to have it point to a new age of collaborative publishing. Using crowd sourcing, Sabrina Ricci brought her ebook, The 13th Cycle, to life as a living metaphor of what the author hopes...

Doomsday 2012: NASA Debunks The Apocalyptic Prophecies
2012-11-30 10:22:17

[WATCH VIDEO: Beyond 2012: Google+ Hangout with NASA] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA took time out of its busy schedule this past week to ease the minds of many who believe the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. Following misinterpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, doomsday seekers have been busy preparing for a front-row seat for the end of all things. However, the US space agency said Mayan apocalypse rumors are just that: rumors....

Modern Soil Science Unearths Mayan Agriculture Secrets
2012-11-12 14:27:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An analysis of maize agriculture in the soils of Guatemala's Tikal National Park has revealed some ancient Maya secrets. Scientists wrote in Soil Science of America Journal that they uncovered evidence for major maize production in lowland areas, where erosion is less likely and agriculture was presumably more sustainable for the Maya people. The Maya civilization reached its peak between 250 and 900 A.D., and first emerged...

Mayan Civilization And Climate Change
2012-11-09 05:46:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There has been a controversy in the scientific community about the role of climate change in the development and subsequent demise of the Maya civilization, which thrived from AD 300 to 1000. The debate has raged because of a lack of well-dated climate and archaeological evidence. An international team of archaeologists and earth scientists from Pennsylvania State, ETH Zurich and the University of Durham, among others, has compiled a...

Archaeologists Find Tomb Of Mayan Ruler
2012-10-26 14:21:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists have uncovered a tomb complete with jade jewelry and decorations that belong to an early Mayan ruler. The experts said on Thursday that the discovery at Guatemala's Tak'alik Ab'aj temple site may help to broaden the spectrum of what life was like during the Mayan culture. Archaeologists Miguel Orrego said carbon-dating indicates the tomb was built between 700 and 400 B.C., which was several hundred years before...

Chichen Itza Had Mayan Observatory
2012-10-07 08:49:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists in Mexico have determined the ancient Mayas observed equinoxes and solstices using the watchtower-like structures built atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza. This discovery adds to understanding the many layers of ritual significance the ball game had for the Maya culture. The Mayas played an early version of basketball in the court, using their elbows, knees and hips to knock a heavy...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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