March 1, 2013
Museum of the American Indian Launches Website on Mayan Astronomy and Mathematics
Condensed by Native Village
Members from Mayan communities in Central America have launched the website, “Living the Mayan Time, Sun, Corn and Calendar.” The website was produced by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington.
The Maya of Mesoamerica are renowned for their precise calendars and knowledge of astronomy. Over thousands of years, Maya skywatchers developed complex and accurate calendars that continue to mark agricultural and ceremonial cycles today.
Living in Mayan Time is the work of more than 130 people, of which 95% were indigenous Mayan from the Yucatan, Chiapas and Guatemala. The website highlights their ancestral knowledge and provides interactive tools in Mayan astronomy and math for high school students and teachers..
Its main objective is to relay this knowledge to new generations.
“Living the Mayan Time, Sun, Corn and Calendar” has versions in English and Spanish.
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