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Dr. Aldana Discovers New Readings of Mayan Ritual Texts

Gerardo Aldana

Dr. Gerardo Aldana, associate professor in Chicana/o Studies, has just released research findings on new interpretations of Mayan ritual texts.

Dr. Aldana's research work on the Mayan calendar's correlations to the Gregorian calendar in part led to his discovery of the verb being misread or misinterpreted.

A verb usually represented in a pictorial drawing from the Aztecs and a hieroglyph writing from the Mayan both speak of the same concept, yet have commonly been misunderstood for a long time.

Dr. Aldana's work will surely help forge a new path of research epistemology for Mayan historians, researchers and scholars.

 

To read the full article, please follow the link below:

Ancient Mayan Ritual Texts 

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