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My findings are thanks to a totally new insight to the Long Count of days, which also requires putting an end to the interpretation that the Haab is an imprecise instrument that lags one day every four years.

The Correlation I propose does not require the Julian-day counting system –as do all other correlations proposed until now. This Western approach obeys the linear logic of time which elapses from mid-day to mid-day ever since 1st January 4713 BC, something that has lead to so much trouble in our understanding of Mayan conception of time-space order and cycles. While in the linear logic there is an accumulation of bissextile or leap days every four years, in the cyclic logic the quarter days are symbolically considered, but not mathematically.

The internal structure of Correlation 583 172 + LC(365), as opposed to the Goodman-Martinez-Thompson Correlation, provides a final solution to the century-old problem. In effect, it accounts for more things, and better, than the GMT, or Lounsbury’s.

Correlation 583 172 + LC(365)  provides a new Zero-point date (27th July -3116), and a new closing date for 13 Bak’tun (3rd May 2013) -both dates associated to first visibility of vespertine Venus.

It also recovers the convention of fixed winal intervals with 0 Pop perpetually linked to 13th August -something that I am certain many Archaeoastronomers will be very pleased to hear.

The Correlation I obtained enables us to find the three opening eclipse dates of the Eclipse Table on the Dresden Codex, among many other highly relevant astronomic events (such as an astronomical interpretation for Star War events).

Of course, the 583 172 + LC(365) Correlation finely correlates colonial registrations such as that provided on p.66 of the Chronicle of Oxkutzcab for 13 Ajaw 8 Xul, which falls on 19th November 1539 (Julian Calendar), a date in perfect agreement with Thompson’s (1935:61) rigorous statement emphasizing that Katun 13 Ajaw ended “between the middle of November 1538 and the middle of November 1539”.


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