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    Re: Time-space synaesthia -- a key navigation skill?
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2010 Apr 5, 19:09 -0700

    You mentioned the Classic Maya calendar. Here's a few words from a century ago about the Mayan numerical system and the calendar:
    "It has long been well known that the Mexican numeration is vigesimal, and, as far as I know, there is no proof that it was ever used in the calculation of long reaches of time. The Cakchiquel numeration is also vigesimal, and Brinton states (Maya Chronicles, p. 44) that the Maya numeration is also vigesimal..."

    And who wrote those words? Well, just to bring this story of circular time, ahem, "full circle" back to NavList, that was none other than Nathaniel Bowditch's grandson, Charles Pickering Bowditch, a prominent Mayanist c.1900.

    Ha! Take that.

    -FER


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