New Mayan Calender Found
Archaeologists working at Guatemala’s Xultun Mayan ruins have reported striking finds, including the oldest-known Mayan astronomical tables. A report in Science says it dates from the early 9th Century, pre-dating other Mayan calendars by centuries. The Xultun find is the first place that all of the cycles used by the Mayan calenders have been found tied mathematically together in one place, representing a calendar that stretches more than 7,000 years into the future. These findings serve to undermine the recently popularized claims that the Mayan calenders predicted the end of the world in 2012.