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  Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture: Maya 2012: The Calendar and Astronomy of an Ancient Culture   

Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture: Maya 2012: The Calendar and Astronomy of an Ancient Culture

  • Location: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Springfield
  • Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Ronald K. Faulseit of Tulane University, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Archaeological Investigations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will present Maya 2012: The Calendar and Astronomy of an Ancient Culture.

The end of the Mayan "Great Cycle" (December 21, 2012) is fast approaching, and with it there are many predictions of disaster and/or transformation. This presentation will consider some of these proposed scenarios and discuss what the Maya themselves wrote (and are still writing) about their calendar. Attendees will also learn how the ancient Mayan calendar works, how we correlate it with our own Gregorian calendar, and how the Maya employed it to track the motions of Venus in the Dresden Codex. 

PLEASE NOTE: The December program will be held in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring Street. 

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Discover Illinois' rich prehistoric and historic past by attending an ISM Paul Mickey Science Series Program. A different speaker and topic are featured each month. For more information on upcoming topics and speakers, please contact Nina Walthall at (217) 782-0061 or (217) 785-0037.

  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • 7:00 to 8:30 PM
  • Free and Open to the Public


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