A List of Period Endings

Following up on the last post, here’s something else of possible use to intro-level students and instructors when learning about Maya glyphs and the calendar. The short pdf is a table I prepared for The Order of Days book, listing all of the main Period Ending dates from to, basically spanning the Classic Period. A similar chart appeared in various editions of Morley’s The Ancient Maya. It’s the sort of thing I like to keep handy when looking at inscriptions, even in these days of ubiquitous Maya calendar computer programs.

Some perhaps noticed that the published version of this same table in The Order of Days was mangled a bit by typesetting at Random House, resulting in a shift on several of the day sign number prefixes. This makes the table pretty much incomprehensible (somehow those corrections never made it during late editing stages). Happily all that should be fixed when the paperback edition is out next year.

Period Ending list

One thought on “A List of Period Endings

  1. Alex Newman August 22, 2011 / 4:00 PM

    Incredibly useful. Thanks!

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