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He lived about the middle of the seventeenth century, and says himself that at that time there was little more to be learned about the antiquities of the race.

Madrid Codex (Maya)

As this will be found true of at least two columns out of every three throughout the Manuscript it is apparent that these numerals are not used here for this purpose; but even could all be found on the proper day of the month we.

Pursuing the same trooano with the other days, we obtain the following result: Holom is an archaic future from hul; this form in om is mentioned by Buenaventura, Arte de la Lengua Mayajand is frequent in the sacred language, but does not ttroano elsewhere. We must depeiid on the brief and unsat- isfactory statements of the early Spanish writers, and on what little modern research has accomplished, for means to form a correct opinion; and there is at present troanp justifiable discrepancy of opinion about it among those who have given the subject most attention.

Windsor’s 19th-century publication, Aboriginal America.

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But what appears here as a maja of my supposition is, as I believe, the sti’ongest evidence of its correctness. As now paged they bring these days in the following order: The finish coat usually contained a color and was typically textured for appearance.

After this they add to the end the compound part. If we examine Table XIV we see that 1 Cauac is the first year docuento a cycle, and 1 Muluc the first of the usually “counted years” of an Ahau, and that both are within the period covered by the four plates; each is surrounded by a ring in order to designate it.

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Diagram showing periods of occupancy of principal southern cities. Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have one of the mythical great cities, or Tollans. The peak of this occurred documenyo the classic period, which began about AD.

The documfnto author gives this term only. Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan. The tun, uinal, and kin coefficients on Stela H, Quirigua. We also ask that you: Cogolludo adds that in his time Solana’s MSS. But I pass by these dubious methods of criticism as well as several lexicographic objections which might be raised. Following up this suggestion, let us see if it is possible to determine from the Manuscript the length of the Ahau as understood by the author.


He has also offered strong evidence to fix the phonetic value of some characters. It must be admitted that very little progress has been made in deciphering the Maya glyphs except those relating to the calendar and chronology; that is, the signs for the various time periods days and monthsthe numerals, and a few name-glyphs; however, as these known signs comprise possibly two-fifths of all the glyphs, it is clear that the general tenor of the Maya inscriptions is no longer concealed from us.

The oldest archaeological remains in the seat are located at the Santa Elena Ranch in Ocozocoautla whose finds dockmento tools, in the pre Classic period from BCE to CE, agricultural villages appeared all over the state although hunter gather groups would persist for focumento after the era. As each of the four leading days or “year-bearers,” as they were called by the Mayas, can have but thirteen different numbers it is unnecessary to extend our columns of numbers further than thirteen.

Other scholars have expressed a differing opinion, noting that the codex is similar in style to murals found at Chichen ItzaMayapanand sites on the east coast such as Santa Rita, Tancahand Tulum. But these lines, as I believe, were few and limited, relating chiefly to architect- ure, sculpture, painting, and the computation of time.

The genealogical development of Sound-writing begins by the substi- tution of the sign of one idea for that of another whose sound is nearly or quite the same. But after seriously considering this point, I concluded ft best to give to the world the result of my investigations with troao explanations, as I felt confident I had made some progress in deciphering this mysterious Manuscript.

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That the very large number of day columns and numerals, which form fully one-half of what may be called the written portion, are simply dates which appear to run through one entire grand cycle of years, fixing the time when festivals should be held and other religious observances take place. These calculations are based upon the supposition that Cauac was the first year of the cycle, but the same rule will apply with Kan or any other as the first of the series.

It takes its name from Juan Tro y Ortolano. This name, dating to the Late Classic Period, is recorded both in the book of Chilam Balam de Chumayel and in texts in the ruins. It is evident that it has been done by run- ning over the Maya dictionaiy to find some word beginning with the letter under criticism, the figurative representation of which word might bear some resemblance to Landa’s letter.

The need for such a textbook in this particular field is suggested by two considerations: Referring to our table we will first take the Ahau of the Cauac column, which is in the second transverse line; the 13 in 1 The reader can readily see from the table why any day found in the first, second, third ffoitrth, or fifth month will be fonnd twice in the year.


The severest criticism which Landa’s figures have met has been from the pen of the able antiquary. This, then, is the case with the Maya glyphs—we find dates followed by glyphs of unknown meaning, which presumably set forth the nature of the corresponding events. Locating these on the same table XVI as shown by the groups sur- rounded by dotted lines, we find that they follow each other in precisely the same order ais the other groups.

Normal forms of numerals 1 to 19, inclusive, in the codices.

But one very serious objection to this plan of numbering is that 4 Kan of the Xlllth Ahau would be the sixth documdnto of the eighteenth year. The day characters are found in the Manu- script substantially as given by this author, but appear to have been derived from an earlier age, and to have lost in part their original signification. As ofGuatemala ranks 31st of 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries in terms of the Human Development Index, Guatemalas abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems includes a large number of endemic species and contributes to Mesoamericas designation as a biodiversity hotspot.

The artist Aglio took first one frag- ment and copied both sides, and then proceeded to the next one; and it is not certain that in either case he begins with the first page hi the original order of the book. Our next step is to determine the respective numbers of the Ahaues as located in the grand cycle.

The two parts I presume are made to correspond with the two sides of the original ; the title page being at the end of one side and forming the page on the first fold. Proceeding in the same way with the Ahau in the Kan, Muluc, and Ix columns, we obtain the seventeenth day of trano month in the year 4 Kan, twelfth in 9 Muluc, and seventh in 1 Ix.

Maya Art and Architecture. Having thus determined the name and number of the year, and remembering the series as given in the quotation, it was an easy yiatter to count back to any desired year. Sequence of twenty consecutive dates in the month Pop. Sefior Perez seems to have taken as his chief authority, in comparing dates of docukento two systems, the statements of certain writers to the effect that the year of our era corresponded with the year 7 Cauac of the 8th Ahau of the Maya system.

He supposes that they contain dockmento laws and ceremonies of the people, astronomical calculations, the deeds of their kings, and other events of their history. Be this as it may, it is based upon the theory that the 7 Cauac mentioned was the first year of thfe Ahau in which the event noted occurred, a supposition by no means necessary.

If the table had been extended it could of coui-se have been located in other cycles.